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judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
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Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 09 9:37 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Are the scapes that appear from onions also worth eating, or would it damage the bulb to pick them?

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 09 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What onions are you growing that are giving you flowers? Typically, you don't see flowers on onions that you've planted out that year.

For both the sake of the garlic bulb, and my diet, I try to snap off my scapes after they've gotten big enough to be worth something, but are still quite young and tender. Typically it's when they first start to curl into a loop (I love the way they do that... sometimes it's worth leaving a few, just to see how many loops they'll form into)

My preferred scape usage is garlic scape pesto - delicious.

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
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Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 09 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Slim wrote:
What onions are you growing that are giving you flowers? Typically, you don't see flowers on onions that you've planted out that year.


A mix of red, yellow and whites (she says vaguely ). I always find that around 20% run to flower every year, particularly the red ones (Red Baron normally, but I'm growing a different one this year). Normally I just snap off the heads.

ETA I am growing from sets, not seed.

Stewy



Joined: 17 Oct 2005
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Location: Berkshire
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 09 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Most of mine rotted but managed to salvage a few....................


Behemoth



Joined: 01 Dec 2004
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Location: Leeds
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 09 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's that time again.....

...I'm going for a bed of Music this year. Seems to be the most resistant to white rot and gives a good yield of tasty bulbs. Which reminds me, better prepare that bed for the garlic....

shadiya



Joined: 02 Feb 2008
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 09 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Where are you getting it from? I thought I might try and get some in early for once....

Mary-Jane



Joined: 13 Jan 2005
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Location: The Fishing Strumpet is from Ceredigion in West Wales
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 09 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

shadiya wrote:
Where are you getting it from? I thought I might try and get some in early for once....


Me too.

Nanny



Joined: 17 Feb 2005
Posts: 4520
Location: carms in wales
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 09 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

took mine up about a month ago and it was brill i have to say, didn't earth it up or anything over the winter but itall survived and the bulbs were nice and full...22 out of 24 cloves planted survived what was a dreadful winter up here.

i am saving one bulb to plant for next year and will probably put that in round about november which was what i did last year so why change a working plan

really pleased with it ...well chuffed

Behemoth



Joined: 01 Dec 2004
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Location: Leeds
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 09 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Got them here: http://www.reallygarlicky.co.uk/

OtleyLad



Joined: 13 Jan 2007
Posts: 2737
Location: Otley, West Yorkshire
PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 09 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Behemoth wrote:
Got them here: http://www.reallygarlicky.co.uk/


Our local gardening group got together and ordered 6KG bulk order from The Garlic Farm - it works out about 80p per bulb.

Behemoth



Joined: 01 Dec 2004
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Location: Leeds
PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 09 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've got white rot on the plot and I've tried some of those varieties and lost most of them by late May early June. The 'music' vasriety seems to have a high degree of resitance. Of course the most resistant was an unkown variety that dpack gave me, wish I'd saved some for replanting.

shadiya



Joined: 02 Feb 2008
Posts: 1285

PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 09 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

OtleyLad wrote:
Behemoth wrote:
Got them here: http://www.reallygarlicky.co.uk/


Our local gardening group got together and ordered 6KG bulk order from The Garlic Farm - it works out about 80p per bulb.


Had a look but couldn't see how to bulk order, am I being dim? Again?

They have a quite varied selection, what did you choose? I'm tempted to go for some of each..... we do eat a lot of garlic.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44281
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 09 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd second Music, really really good, biggest bulbs and cloves I've ever grown.

shadiya



Joined: 02 Feb 2008
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 09 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Music, from where?

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 09 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Behemoth wrote:
Got them here: http://www.reallygarlicky.co.uk/


Me too, but looks like they've switched to another variety that apparently gives 4-6 cloves per bulb, got to be worth a go.

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