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Tiny Onions & Parsnips

Onions....I sowed them on may 11th and they are still only about 6 inches tall and the bulbs are not really showing

Parsnips....Sowed on the same day and still relatively small

Friends.........Is this normal please.

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  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    In a word no!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,794

    What's your soil like?  What else have you grown this year and how did it do?

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  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,307

    Thanks Dave thats what I thought

    I think it may be have been not weeding eneough or not watereing every time

     

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  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,307

    Hi Dove

    You were the first to help me when I was a NewBoy all those months ago

    Onions.........Some were sown where potatoes had been and some where carots had  been

    Parsnips......Where Runner beans had been

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,794

    Hi Newboy - glad I could help then.  This time ............

    NewBoy2 wrote (see)

    ............ I think it may be have been not weeding eneough or not watereing every time

     

    I think you may have hit the nail on the head! 

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  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,307

    Thanks Dove

    ? Should I leave them or dig up and use and use the bed for an Autumn planting now

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,794

    I think I'd use the onions for pickling or as salad onions.

    How big are the parsnips?

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  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,307

    Will let you know after I have visited Lottie on saturday

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,935

    I think both should have been sown earlier. They both need a long growing season.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,794

    Mmmm, he sowed them early May and it was a very cold spring .... 

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