Growing Onion

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16 Mar 09 David (Australia - temperate climate)
Ferolyn: The black (sharp) bits in the "pom-pom" are seeds. Yes you will get onions off them if you plant them. No, once the Onion has flowered it is pretty useless as an onion. Evelyn: day length sets teh onions "growing' it's bulb. you need the onion plant to grow in height BEFORE it grows its bulb else you end up with "sort of" spring onions. In canberra with heavy frosts probably better to wait til mid winter before planting. Graeme: timing is the key. If you live near the bay then you should be good to plant mid-late april (depending on the variety) this will allow the plant to grow before it starts bulbing (longer days). I planted Hunter River Browns today (West Sydney) so I am expecting a harvest of HUGE onions Nov-Dec
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