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gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 20 10:52 am    Post subject: Onion seeds  Reply with quote    

We have a few onions running to seed. No complaints, the flowers will be good for the birds and I can save the seed.
What culinary uses are there for onion seeds?

buzzy



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 20 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You can use them as decoration for home baked bread, or to add flavour to stews, curries etc.

Henry

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 20 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nice with fresh mustard seed to make a mustard paste

sean
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 20 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Good in flat breads and chutneys.

tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 20 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You can save them

tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 20 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You can save them

Nick



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 20 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
You can save them


But, they may repeat on you.

buzzy



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 20 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
You can save them


From what?

And suppose they don't want to be saved?

Henry

Slim



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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 20 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you do go the seed saving route, make sure it's not a hybrid variety, or just be prepared for a mish mash of onion traits ( though it probably wouldn't be a big deal)

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 20 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Seeing as there are four varieties in consecutive blocks😄
The first hasn't run to seed, the next (red) mostly has, one or two of the next one's has and the last one has a few...and that is red onions as well.

Thought we had cracked the growing red onions without them bolting lark...

Thanks all for the suggestions 😊👍

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 20 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
tahir wrote:
You can save them


But, they may repeat on you.



Slim



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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 20 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gz wrote:
Seeing as there are four varieties in consecutive blocks😄
The first hasn't run to seed, the next (red) mostly has, one or two of the next one's has and the last one has a few...and that is red onions as well.

Thought we had cracked the growing red onions without them bolting lark...

Thanks all for the suggestions 😊👍


Did they go out early enough that they got enough cold to think they were in year two?

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 20 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We have been autumn planting so that they are ahead when the dry spell comes in, in Spring, and this has been successful.
However a record wet February and record hot and dry April and May...and now we are back to cold wet and very windy 😕....possibly more watering was needed in the dry spell, I don't know.

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 20 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

cut off the flower buds and eat them is a simple option for bolting onions

gz



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 20 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd rather leave them for the insects, but that sounds a good option

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