I'm planning to grow onions for the first time. I have grown other veg, and my approach is to protect the crop from the problems it suffered in previous years.While I see that onions can suffer a number of problems including white rot, onion fly, etc, I'm wondering which problems are common in Ireland or the south east.
Can you advise regarding moss growth on tarmacadam driveway? Also what is the best time to plant seed onions?
A proportion of our onions, last year and the year before, bifurcated, making them a real pain to prepare for cooking! We have very good soil which we feed with seaweed, compost and well rotted horse manure. No-one else in our local GIY group had experienced the problem or could suggest a cause. The red ones were not affected. We used different varieties each year - turbo, sturon and stuttgarter reisling (? spelling?).
recently picked onions have a little milldew on the inner skin what has caused this . I suppose there is no cure for this year . How can i prevent this happening next year?
what plants can I put in the allotments this time of year? (I have planted spring cabbge)
Can you tell me when the best time to grow welsh onion seeds and plant out are?
The onions on our alottment the leafs turn GREY and floury like powder. What is it and is there a cure for this problem.
should i lift my onions when they seem to be about to seed?
I planted onion sets last sept and last week I noticed that some are going into seed, what should I do should I harvest them or dead head them or are they ready to harvest.
I harvested my onions last year, and then stored them in the garage. Now a lot of them are producing new growth. Did I not dry them out thoroughly enough, or what might I have done wrong? They're now shrinking, and no good for cooking, is there any point in replanting them?
My first foray into vegetable growing, my onion seedlings, sown a month ago, in a seed tray filled with multi-purpose compost, on an indoors windowsill , where they still reside, are now about 4 inches long but refuse to 'stand up'.Is this normal or what have I done wrong ?