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Offline Templeton

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Perennial Alliums
« on: August 26, 2017, 05:56:31 PM »
Just dug the perennial leeks, and looked at the potato onions hanging in the car port, and the piles of topset onions waiting to be replanted..sigh...

Offline Raymondo

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Re: Perennial Alliums
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2017, 07:31:30 PM »
Know the feeling ... just been given 40 or so golden shallots which will need planting and today realised I will have to move the rakkyo onions as they are no longer appropriate in their current location!
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Offline Grub

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Re: Perennial Alliums
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2017, 10:39:03 AM »
Is there any point planting shallots in spring? I always thought you planted in autumn.
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Offline rowan

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Re: Perennial Alliums
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2017, 01:50:59 PM »
They might not have large bulbs but spring planting is a good way to increase your stock.
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Offline Grub

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Re: Perennial Alliums
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2017, 02:58:09 PM »
Interesting. I still have many left over that are too small/fiddly to bother peeling for cooking. I might plant some more in that case.
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Offline Templeton

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Re: Perennial Alliums
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2017, 11:26:07 PM »
General idea is that small bulb planting produce bigger bulbs at harvest, big bulbs planted give lots of little bulbs at harvest.
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