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Saturday, 13 November 2010

Progress Report

The last sowing of Heavy onions have now come through and today I transplanted the strongest 20 in to John Inness no 2 compost most of them had the second root starting to form.They are now under the grow lights receiving 24 hours of daylight.





I also sowed my quality Onions today 84 in total,they are now in the propagator I am aiming for 50 to pot on fingers crossed.I also continued with deepening the Onion bed in the Polly tunnel once this is done and filled I will be having the soil analysed to correct the pH and find out what nutrients are required.

4 comments:

  1. hi paul,you certainly seem to want to get into showing in a big way and i wish you all the best. The one thing that i my self cannot do and that is to purchase such a lot of seeds and plants. I do undersand that it is nice to get a product that has the potential of getting a world beater but why do you need to grow 50 onion plants just to get a set of 5 is it because you wiil be entering more shows next year or that you were not satisfied with your results this year (2010) I think you done ok if this was your first year of showing.I will be keeping my beedy eye on you ha ha.

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  2. Geffo thanks for your comments, I am spending time and money on next year in the hope of growing some good specimens that i can use for seed in the future.As for the 50 onions that is what is required if you want to compete at a higher level, which is what I intend to do next year

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  3. Thanks for your reply paul, it will be very interesting to see how you get on in 2011 and i will continue to follow as i do other garden bloggs. just to let you know i have done my best to set up a blogg and already put 3 comments on it. I will be giving my experience,s on gardenig.They will include good and bad and also how i will be doing in 2011 season. I said to you once befor that i do grow quite few veg in pop bottles and i have not had any problems and will continue to carry on that way. The one thing i have taken into account is the fact that you do need good seed and various bloggers have confirmed that to me.I have now got all the seed that i need and the 2011 preperation is now under way. I will say that i have now got my own onion seed which i grew from a very well known brand and they will be sown on the last day of this month. will show results and photos in the near future.

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  4. paul, have not got the hang of working the computor yet but i will get there, thanks for the info. (trying my best)

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