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I have 3 different sorts of onion seeds in carrier bags - my ground is ready but we've had a few frosts so don't want them in just yet - having a total knee replacement today so won't be in the garden for at least a couple of weeks

Just wondering - the seeds will be OK in the bags till then won't they? A few small green shoots appearing for now ...


  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,790

    Do you mean seeds or onions sets? Sets are like baby onions. Seeds are too small for carrier bags and don't do green shoots in a bag. The sets really should be got in as soon as possible, but I expect they can wait if you keep them cool, dry and not in a plastic bag. They are quite hardy and won't mind a frost. Can be planted in March with no worries.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Sorry - I meant sets - I'll transfer them out of the plastic carrier bags 

    Too late for planting now, off to hospital in a couple of hours but they can go out in a week or two


    Thanks for the advice


  • Op didn't happen - was put under anaesthetic but the equipment wasn't sterilised properly so came home (grrrrrrrrrrrrr)

    But - can plant my onions tomorrow so "every cloud ..."


  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,790

    What a nuisance. Hope you get your onions planted and your op done, but it does seem incredibly inefficient and irresponsible of the hospital.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Thanks B-L

    Indeed but now I've had time to reflect, it was human error and my consultant was dead right not to proceed as he wasn't 100% sure I wouldn't get an infection - he was as frustrated as me. I suppose we all make mistakes ...

    Anyway, I'd better stop talking about hospitals and get back on to vegetables! image


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