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Can I move my onions outside yet

I have been growing my veg seeds indoors. I am running out of room and wonder if I can move things like onions, tomato's, cabbage etc out into the garden if I put them under a fleece cloche. None of them are at the pricking or planting out stage, I ask this as I need to sow other seed and don't have enough room for more seeds.


  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 5,220
    Not sure where you are @Dee73 , but I'm not sure if its warm enough for my toms/carrots to go into a cold greenhouse never mind outside! It's far too cold here as yet with nights still getting down to 2° even the greenhouse will get down to 5° which is too much of a shock for little plants.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,426
    Onions and cabbage can. Tomatoes cannot go out until after the last frost, even under fleece. I count that as the end of May.
  • TheveggardenerTheveggardener Posts: 1,057
    Thank you purplerallim and fidgetbones. At least I can move 8 modules of onion and cabbage out that will at least give me room to sow some other veg. I'm on the Beds/ Bucks boarder so more or less in the middle of our the country. First time I've grown veg so think I'm getting a little to enthusiastic. I'll go build something that occupied in the garden.
  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 5,220
    I'm a bit that way too @Dee73 as I will have a veg bed for the first time. Usually its been potato bags that have the odd veg in as only had a greenhouse, but now just filling three beds with soil ready for veg. Small one has cherry tree and currants,  middle size just filled yesterday,  and big one half full( with half a ton of top soil still to move) can't wait.😃
  • Hampshire_HogHampshire_Hog Posts: 1,089
    edited March 2019
    Onions from seed or sets can be planted out into the garden now, and you can also sow onion seed direct, I protect mine with a cloche or two, more to stop the pigeons from pulling them out than for frost, fleece works just as well just until they have settled in and rooted.

    Frost map and dates here.

    "You don't stop gardening because you get old, you get old because you stop gardening." - The Hampshire Hog
  • TheveggardenerTheveggardener Posts: 1,057
    fidgetbones I can't wait to taste the fruit and veg, has to be better than the supper markets and think of all those air or road miles we're saving. My veg patch is only the length of 6 or 7 fence panels but I do have a patch with raspberries, blackcurrants and strawberries all in pots. also have a small apple tree, plum tree and damson tree and my runner beans are going on a screen in the flower garden.  
  • TheveggardenerTheveggardener Posts: 1,057

    Hampshire_Hog good idea re cloches and pigeons they are getting so big now pigeons that is. I've put my onions outside now but still in the modules under a cloche to protect them also so I have room indoors to sow more seeds. I would plant them out but we have thick dark grey clay here and need to dig it over a bit more and break down the clay lumps.
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