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Onions from seed

First day of sowing for 2017! Having had a lot of red onions bolting when starting with onion sets we are trying sowing very early to see if that will work better, The heated sand tray makes it possible to have modules at 20degC for early germination.

3 x77 cellmodules in Wyevale peat free compost very coarse and lumpy

1x77 module using Sylvagrow ( better texture)

20th - 22nd March Transplanted Red Onion Carmen - looking short of nutrients after 4 weeks in 'Wye vale' compost 12 into 7.5cm pots the rest (90 or so) put out in prepared bed under glass cloches - 

We also had a tray of 77 planted a few days later in 'Sylvagrow' which look much better - transplanted 15 to the same bed and 6 to 7.5cm pots to compare

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