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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:58 pm

Cant be too hard Cheryl.. Just plonk seeds into the soil in about two weeks they germinate here may be a little longer down your way..

My Yates garden book states till July..

My Dad used to plant on the shortest day and harvest on the longest day in Melb don't remember if it was seeds or seedlings though hammer
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:09 pm

I would have to thin them out I guess Rolling Eyes whistle whistle
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:12 pm

Cheryl, I've just sown my onion seeds in seed punnets. The packet recommended this and I did it that way last year.
I went to the Reject Shop yesterday and they have cute little seed starter kits with 6 punnets for $7. It's like a plastic toolbox with a transparent lid, airholes and a handle.
My onions are in it Smile
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:13 pm

Perhaps better for you to sow seeds into pots first then transplant later.. thumbs-up
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:18 pm

Up Here I just plant straight into the garden bed and not thick that's Sp Onions though.
Tony Dug the bed up for me again today and raked it level so I will plant the Eden Brown seeds tomorrow..

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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:19 pm

Val all the best for yours too... thumbs-up
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:06 pm

thumb2 Richard, You asked if Faye cooked the caramelised onion,yes ans she is a top ccok.
In fact for tea tonight we had sesame spiced baked pumpkin as we had plenty of pumpkin to use up.
No Recipe. This what she did.
First cut pumpkin into squares put in a bag with 1 tablespoon oil.
In a small dish put a 1/4teaspoon.NUTMEG.aGOOD PINCH OF..PAPRIKA....CORIANDER.and..TUMERIC..mix well
In a plastic bag put a small amount of oil, toss the pumokin pieces to coat them well.
Lay them on a baking tray, sprinkle the dry spices evenly over pumpkin ,then sprinkle with sesame seeds , cracked pepper and sea salt to taste and bake slowly till browned all over and caramelised.Then ENJOY .
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:10 pm

I planted two packets of onions and one of shallots a couple of weeks ago (Edens seeds) and only the shallots have come up club They are all in the same bed so I don't know what's happened. Also carrots a bit further up and planted the same time have come up... but no onions Mad
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:12 pm

Do you all add poos n stuffs before youplant the seeds ot does it make the soil too strong Ack
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:28 am

Speaking of onions Cheryl its been 7 days since the seed was sent to ya,i'll be gutted if the second lot dont make it. Crying or Very sad Evil or Very Mad

Poos; old bird manure would be fine, fresh horse jobbies also,just dont use fresh bird.
The onion is one of the only crops that do better if grown in the same ground every year.
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:25 am

Time will tell for me I am planting the Gladalan Onion seeds today Gail, the sp onions came up as did the radish but I wont buy then again from Eden five weeks down the track they are hard woody little balls.. Ack

So back to Yates Gentle Giants big crisp juicy radish..
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:30 am

Yes I made a post yesterday that they arrived Richard banana banana banana
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:39 am

I've used Eden seeds plenty of times including onions and haven't had a problem. These were part of last years crop of reds (pic taken last July)... had a good haul out of them, only just finished them 3 or 4 months ago... I'm sure I took a pic of the box full but can't find it scratch I planted both whites and browns this time - Lockyer and Gladalans.


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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:41 am

Question where's the pic scratch scratch
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:46 am

woops I copied from PB but forgot to paste hammer fixed now :
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:50 am

I hope mine do well Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:19 am

I know you do that why I decided to buy from them Gail..

I have just planted the entire packet of Gladalan seeds in one big bed come in to write it in my book.
See on back of packet *Shade seeds until well germinated * so I planted them in full sun didn't I hammer hammer
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:26 am

What is the lime for ??
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:27 am

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I've used Eden seeds plenty of times including onions and haven't had a problem.

Yet you say further up
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I planted two packets of onions and one of shallots a couple of weeks ago (Edens seeds) and only the shallots have come up They are all in the same bed so I don't know what's happened. Also carrots a bit further up and planted the same time have come up... but no onions

...PLease Explain as
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:40 am

I decided not to add any lime Cheryl as Onions like a slightly acidic soil
Lime will make the pH go higher..
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:11 am

really?
one of my packets of onions actually says to add lime to the soil.
richard?
what do you think about onions and lime?
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:35 am

Well I can always go out and sprinkle a bit around, my Dad used to do that in Melbourne
To me that's sweetening the soil isn't it..
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:47 am

Mary-Anne, I don't really understand what you are asking scratch scratch They both just mean what they say.

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I planted two packets of onions and one of shallots a couple of weeks ago (Edens seeds) and only the shallots have come up They are all in the same bed so I don't know what's happened. Also carrots a bit further up and planted the same time have come up... but no onions
This is what I planted a couple of weeks ago - all in one big bed but white onions, next to them brown onions and next to that shallots and a bit further up the other end I planted carrots. The shallots and carrots have come up but the two lots of onions didn't.

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I've used Eden seeds plenty of times including onions and haven't had a problem
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This means just what it says - I usually use Eden seeds and never had a problem with them before in previous years - onions or any other seed so wondering why they didn't come up this time
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:49 am

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Shade seeds until well germinated

I put some old hessian bags over the ground and take them off as soon as they start to germinate
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:50 am

Gail wrote:
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Shade seeds until well germinated

I put some old hessian bags over the ground and take them off as soon as they start to germinate

I dont have an old bag, but a few of my old frocks would do laughing wit tears laughing wit tears laughing wit tears
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