Dinah2 Posts: 2
in Fruit & veg
I sowed onion seed this spring (can't remember the variety) in modules, so planted out clusters of 2-3 onions. When it came to harvesting they were all very small. Can I keep these and replant as sets in the spring? My brown onion sets were also unsuccessful. What could have caused this?
If you plant in clusters they will be smaller. Also onions like a rich soil. Did you fertilise the onion patch before planting out? I plant my seedlings 6 inch apart in a rich soil.
If you replant the little bulbs next year, they will probably run straight up to seed.
Thanks for that. I did put compost on the bed, but obviously it didn't provide enough oomph. I expected small onions from clusters, just not that small.