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That's awesome, thank you.

Mine are way less densely sown so next year I'll sow them a lot closer together.

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Update as promised, I think the 4 trays to one packet is the right amount by the looks of it.

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Also as you can see the roots are quite healthy.

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Started planting the bastards today, takes about 2 hours for 2 people to do one row. Motorhead is helping a lot with the planting this year.
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That's a lot of onions! I did mine in the tiny cell trays. By the time I planted them, they weren't looking that healthy. I'm hoping they will bounce back, all 1000 of them.

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Logman wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2023 7:42 pm
That's a lot of onions! I did mine in the tiny cell trays. By the time I planted them, they weren't looking that healthy. I'm hoping they will bounce back, all 1000 of them.
We did that the first year we grew them and had the same result, what we are doing now is way easier to do and they look very healthy.
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Sweet baby Jesus man,

I do hope you have a qualified osteopath fully booked out for the next month after you finish getting all that lot planted, that makes my already sore back even worse just seeing how many you have to plant :eek:

Seriously though having tried your method this year for the first time it really does work well. We've lost none to being overgrown with weeds or being munched by nekirimushi so will be doing the same from now on.

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while scrolling down... picture 4 .. looked genuinely sus... i thought you had accidentally taken a snap of your crotch zone and put it in with the neggie...

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gonbechan wrote:
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while scrolling down... picture 4 .. looked genuinely sus... i thought you had accidentally taken a snap of your crotch zone and put it in with the neggie...

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Do you plant them by hand? No machines to help you?

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VanillaEssence wrote:
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Do you plant them by hand? No machines to help you?
By hand, because I'm a machine.
I never knew that there was a planter for onions until someone mentioned that they use them in Hokkaido.
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DocDoesFarming wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2023 8:04 pm
Logman wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2023 7:42 pm
That's a lot of onions! I did mine in the tiny cell trays. By the time I planted them, they weren't looking that healthy. I'm hoping they will bounce back, all 1000 of them.
We did that the first year we grew them and had the same result, what we are doing now is way easier to do and they look very healthy.
Yea, I'm definitely doing it your way next year.