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My onion bulb sets are not growing

Im a beginner when it comes to planting onions.I planted red onion sets and they're tops grow really well but their bulbs havent grown at all.I touched the onions and they felt really soft.Others have shrinked.The tops are 8inches-13inches tall and the onions are in its third week.Any idea would be appreciated.Thanks!

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,630

    If you planted sets of a variety suitable for autumn planting  you should have nothing to worry about.  

    The bulbs won't begin to swell until late spring ... then the leaves will begin to die down and your onions should be ready to harvest in the summer.

    More info here

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=680 

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  • Dovefromabove says:

    If you planted sets of a variety suitable for autumn planting  you should have nothing to worry about.  

    The bulbs won't begin to swell until late spring ... then the leaves will begin to die down and your onions should be ready to harvest in the summer.

    More info here

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=680 

    image

    See original post

     

  • My area has a tropical climate and its already our dry season.How long would it grow?I planted a short day variety and I think the amount of sunlight is sufficient for bulbing.How long would It take to start bulbing?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,630

    This is a UK based forum and your seasons are quite different from ours. I suggest you seek advice from other growers or gardening clubs in your area. 

    Good luck image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Dovefromabove says:

    If you planted sets of a variety suitable for autumn planting  you should have nothing to worry about.  

    The bulbs won't begin to swell until late spring ... then the leaves will begin to die down and your onions should be ready to harvest in the summer.

    More info here

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=680 

    image

    See original post

     

  • Thanks for the info anyway!Good to know that bulb shrinking is normalimage

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