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I have about 60 red onions in the ground with many of the tops now fallen
over but still green. We have had a lot of rain this week so should I pull
up the onions to stop them rotting? They are in a raised bed about 20cm
high and are sitting on top of the soil with just the roots in the ground.

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Andy


well you could start pulling any that are rounded out & clearly look ready -
otherwise wait & see if the tops start yellowing. sometimes they won't round
until the last minute & indeed sometimes they don't at all, for that matter.

unless it's ridiculously wet, they shouldn't rot (unlike my strawberries,
grr). but from a seasonal perspective, they should be ready now or pretty
soon.
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I have about 60 red onions in the ground with many of the tops now fallen
over but still green. We have had a lot of rain this week so should I pull
up the onions to stop them rotting? They are in a raised bed about 20cm high
and are sitting on top of the soil with just the roots in the ground.

Thanks
Andy


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I have about 60 red onions in the ground with many of the tops now fallen
over but still green. We have had a lot of rain this week so should I pull
up the onions to stop them rotting? They are in a raised bed about 20cm
high and are sitting on top of the soil with just the roots in the ground.

Thanks
Andy


2 years back the red onions did nothing until a good feed in November. The
bottoms filled out nicely then.


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On Thu, 2 Dec 2010 21:16:57 +1100, "Andy" wrote:

I have about 60 red onions in the ground with many of the tops now fallen
over but still green. We have had a lot of rain this week so should I pull
up the onions to stop them rotting? They are in a raised bed about 20cm high
and are sitting on top of the soil with just the roots in the ground.


Sounds like they are pulling themselves up.



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