Monday, 25 November 2019

In My Seed Box for 2020 - Onions


I have grown Onions from seeds in the past and was quite successful but for the last few years I have been using sets. I did have problems with white rot on Mill Green Plot 1A and I tried growing on the new plot on Spencer Road and still had white rot problems. 

I think the art is to watch and harvest as soon as one sees the signs of white rot and of course rotate the crops on the plot. Now that I have an additional half plot, I have decided that it's once again time to try growing Onions from seeds. 

Looking at the seeds that I have in my business card zippy bags they have sow by dates of  2015 & 2016 and I have decided to put these to one side as germination may not be as good. 

Review of Seed Stock in Packets with sow by up to 2018 

Ailsa Craig                       - 350 Seeds - Thompson and Morgan - £1.99 - Sow By 2017
Bedfordshire Champions - 250 Seeds - Thompson and Morgan - £1.99 - Sow By 2018
Bedfordshire Champions - 250 Seeds - Thompson and Morgan - £1.99 - Sow By 2018
Ciboule Red Dragon        - 300 Seeds - Thompson and Morgan - £2.19 - Sow By 2017
Giant Zittau                      - 500 Seeds - Marshalls                       - £1.95 - Sow By 2017
Red Baron                       - 175 Seeds - Thompson and Morgan - £2.69 - Sow By 2017

Review of Seed Stock in Packets with sow by from 2019 - 2022

Hylander F1                    -    75 Seeds - Marshalls                       - £1.95 - Sow By 12/2020
Red Baron                       - 175 Seeds - Thompson and Morgan  - £2.99 - Sow By 12/2019
Red Baron                       - 175 Seeds - Thompson and Morgan  -  Mag  - Sow By 09/2021
Red Baron                       - 175 Seeds - Mr Fothergill's (GYO)     -  Mag  - Sow By 09/2022
Senshyu Yellow               - 400 Seeds - Premier Seeds Direct    -     99p - Sow By 09/2022

Alphabetical Listing 

                                          Sowing           Sowing       Planting          Harvesting
                                          Indoors          Outdoors       Out     

Ailsa Craig                         Dec - Mar                                                Aug - Sept
Bedfordshire Champions                       Mar - Apr                             Aug - Sept
Ciboule Red Dragon                              Mar - Apr                             Aug - Nov
Giant Zittau                                            Mar - May                           July - Sept 
Hylander F1                      Jan - Apr                                                 July - Aug
Red Baron (T&M)                                   Mar - Apr                            Aug - Sept
Red Baron (Fothergill's)    Jan- Mar       Mar - Apr          May           August - September
Senshyu Yellow           

Germination  10 - 14 Days

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