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Re: onion question

Post  has55 on Sat 26 Apr - 8:30

@GloriaG wrote:yolos, that undoubtedly explains our problem.

Here in Texas, we plant onions October through January to take advantage of the cold weather.  By February when we had unseasonably warm weather (near 80), the bulbs were already fairly large. Then we had a stretch of weather that yoyo'd between 14 degrees and the high 60's.

Thanks for the information.
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Post  sanderson on Sat 26 Apr - 8:47

So far, I've only skimmed the replies on this topic. Today I found a bulb at the tip of an onion leaf. Guess I will now have to read this topic closer!  Very Happy 
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Re: onion question

Post  Partsgal on Sat 26 Apr - 22:44

This is not along the line of your discussion, but I didn't want to start a new topic for this question. Can I plant potatoes where I had onions last year? It' beautiful here today! Finally nice enough to work outside!
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Post  camprn on Sat 26 Apr - 23:26

@Partsgal wrote:This is not along the line of your discussion, but I didn't want to start a new topic for this question. Can I plant potatoes where I had onions last year? It' beautiful here today! Finally nice enough to work outside!
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Post  plantoid on Sat 26 Apr - 23:54

Early onions or overwintering onions  are usually heat treated , sometimes called Japanese heat treated onions.

They tend not to flower early on , though in the strange hot, cold, warm, hot, cold & wet weather we have had in the UK this winter  I'm not holding my breath too much .
I've got about 100 onions out that have over wintered and so far are looking good .

The set's are exposed to a level of heat ( don't know how hot )  for a few seconds to knock back the growth node .
They are then planted out a week or so before the prolonged frosts arrive. Never attempt to plant them in frozen soil  .
They can stand a couple of days of minus 8 oC or so but not much longer , unless you cover them in an thick insulating blanket of loose straw & net it down for over wintering a hard winter..

Remove the straw carefully when the warmer weather arrives & they should be OK .
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Post  has55 on Thu 1 May - 14:10

thank you . wonderful info.
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Post  has55 on Thu 1 May - 14:42

@jmsieglaff wrote:
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The plants may bolt if you have warm growing weather and then extended cold period.  The onion thinks it is cooling off and seasons are changing.
This has me thinking.  In the past I've purchased onion plants from a local garden center--which were purchased in bulk from Dixondale.  Sometimes, some of the onions go to seed.  Since these onions were grown in Texas (warm), then by me planting them fairly early in Wisconsin, they were exposed to cold days and nights in April, then things warmed up (warm again) and then eventually some went to seed. 

This year I started my own onions from seed, it will be interesting to see if any of them go to seed or not.
good point. I got mines from a feed store in denton, tx. will pay attention next year.
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Post  jimmy cee on Thu 1 May - 21:56

Great point has55, I hope some day to have everything ready to do every plant myself with seeds...
Sort of begins the season early
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