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I live on the Isle of Islay, Scotland and our climate is windy and mild. I planted 250 onions in May (some red, some white, some brown) but an early gale blew the young 6" shoots over and they slowly disintegrated...until now; suddenly over the last couple of weeks of September they have shot up with fine healthy growth again. Can anyone tell me whether I should leave them alone, or bring them into the house for the winter and try again next year?



I would just leave them for the moment, Justin, and try to give them more growing time. When winter starts to set in then lift them, dry them off and appreciate what you have achieved. Then try again next year.
Enjoy this years crop.

30 Sep, 2010


Depending on the variety, they may not try to bulb up until next June.

30 Sep, 2010


If you planted onion sets there is still time for them to grow some more... just make sure you lift before there is any real frost.

1 Oct, 2010


Have no idea about onion sets but just wanted to say good luck and I am envious of where you live it sounds lovely.

1 Oct, 2010


Thanks very much Bulbaholic, Tugbrethil, Moon grower and Oliveoil for getting back to me. I really appreciate the advice. I'll leave them in and see what they can achieve before the first frost. Thanks for your comment Oliveoil! is a beautiful place to live.

Best Wishes


2 Oct, 2010

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