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welshboy



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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 11:39 am    Post subject: Onions from waste  Reply with quote

I read somewhere that the Carrot fly is deterred by the smell of Onions. I tried for the first time a method of growing onions . Cut the bottom off an onion leaving about the thickness of your little finger left (on the onion not your hand !) and plant it. Whoa and behold they are growing - amazing sight.
I tried the method  with the top of a Carrot and that is growing too. Feeling chuffed
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

await to see photos on the outcome plus keep us up to date please
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing great to report but these two pics show the onion bottom and the carrot top growing. Later I will give updates on the growth.

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

  looking good  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whats the latest on the veg ?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The dry spell did not help the Onions -their root system did not develop enough - maybe they need a starter in water but the carrot experiment seems fine.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When we were in Reception class in Infants school we grew carrot tops in saucers of water.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Juli wrote:
When we were in Reception class in Infants school we grew carrot tops in saucers of water.


Here too and made ball of cloth, drew face and planted seed to grow hair


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