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Onions grown from seed: Alisa Craig


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Onions grown from seed: Alisa Craig

I thought it would be fun to do a monoblog on just one vegetable. As I have photos for every month I thought I would show you just how my onions developed from the day they were sown till the day I harvested them & later cleaned them up at home & put the weight on the last photo.

So here is the 1st photo of when I sowed them in a seedtray in the greenhouse on Gerry’s allotment:

Germination 3 weeks later:

About 5 weeks later I transplanted them into my own allotment, Plot 12A:

Here they are well established after about another 3 weeks:

About a month later – making good progress!

Some 6 weeks separate the photo above from this one:

Here’s the final photo of them in the ground – ripening nicely:

Here they are just having been harvested:

The final photo – after a good clean up:

As you can see I got almost 4kg of onions in 6 months from seed to harvest!

I also sowed 3 bags of onion sets but I’m not going to write about them here, suffice it to say we are now swimming in onions!!!

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Well, something to be really proud of - well done!

27 Aug, 2012


I was tempted by Onion seeds but went for sets this year. Looks like it works. Such small seeds to large onion was hard to believe but seeing your pics makes me want to try now!

27 Aug, 2012


Mm! Onion Marmalade! Tasty on sausages!

28 Aug, 2012


Well done Balcony -they look good enough to eat lol!

28 Aug, 2012


What a great crop Balcony, its good to see the development from seed too, well done, all you need to do now is eat them, I bet Onions are high on the menu in your house;0))

28 Aug, 2012


Well done on your crop of onions. It was interesting to see them growing. You'll be right for the winter now :o)
I usually grow them but never got round to it this year.

28 Aug, 2012


Thank you all for your comments. I thought it would be a different way of presenting a blog! :-))

Onions are very easy to grow from seed - you just need a little patience!

We will be eating them - don't worry! I used the first today - it had been damaged & wouldn't keep for very long.

I'll be putting more photos of the onions I grew from seed as well as the ones I grew from sets when I make up a blog on the summer allotments. (Is there a title there for the blog, I wonder?)

28 Aug, 2012


;0) one in the making!

28 Aug, 2012


Yeap! I decided I'd use that last line in my next blog which is in draft mode at present.

30 Aug, 2012

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