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Mrs Ava

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Onion white rot pictures
« on: June 01, 2005, 13:27:38 »
From my very own plot.  :'(  These are electric red onions.

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Re: Onion white rot pictures
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2005, 13:31:04 »
OMG - they look so sad. Poor you.
Are you able to use them at all?

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Re: Onion white rot pictures
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2005, 13:46:15 »
Such a shame  :(
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Re: Onion white rot pictures
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2005, 13:52:47 »
I will use the rotted ones first, well, over the next few days I guess.  They will be okay for a while so I don't have to use them immediately and I just cut out the icky bit.  Tis a real pain, but I do okay and muddle along.

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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2005, 13:57:14 »
What a B!

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Re: Onion white rot pictures
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2005, 14:42:54 »
So that's white rot -I think my garlic has it. I pulled one withe yellow leaves yesterday and it looked like that. Thought it was too early for it to be ripe. :'(

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Re: Onion white rot pictures
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2005, 14:49:49 »
EJ, I read somewhere that it's the amount of time that onions stay in contact with affected soil which makes them more prone to white rot: so overwintering onions get it worst, then onions from sets, and onions you grow from seed get it least. Leeks can survive it unscathed.

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Re: Onion white rot pictures
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2005, 18:03:13 »
My leeks and spring onions always do just fine phew and it is these overwintered onions that do the best for me.  Last year I pulled hardly any useable spring planted onions from the 100 sets I planted.  The lot were slimey and horrid!  As I say, I get by and do okay.  To compensate for the lack of stored onions, I have planted 3 times the amount of leeks this year with the hope that I can dig them fresh whenever I need an onion.

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Re: Onion white rot pictures
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2005, 10:11:45 »
Thinking of white rot - has anyone tried that white rot fooling method by using was it cooked onion bits that the rot is attracted to but can't grow on....? Am I making sense?

As for garlic, the Jerusalem artichokes were escaping through a forgotten few cloves of garlic from last year and as I was pulling the JA up, one of the garlic came up - it had 4 cloves in. Might investigate my autumn planted garlic next week.

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Re: Onion white rot pictures
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2005, 11:29:31 »
The Wellesbourne project? A bit complicated for the layman??

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Re: Onion white rot pictures
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2005, 15:54:50 »
my first time posting pictures, unfortuantly it has to be this! :(




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Re: Onion white rot pictures
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2005, 16:30:57 »
What a shame oubykh.  I sympathise completely!  Leeks do not seem to suffer, and spring onions are in and out so quickly they seem to get away scot free.

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Re: Onion white rot pictures
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2005, 17:51:48 »
i presume that it can attack shallots?

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Re: Onion white rot pictures
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2005, 18:29:24 »
With us it has killed ALL Alliums. And going by our album, that was a lot!!

So - we're into raised beds & hoping.

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Re: Onion white rot pictures
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2005, 09:26:09 »
How high have you raised your beds Tim? I'd have thought you'd need at least a foot maybe two?

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Re: Onion white rot pictures
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2005, 10:05:45 »
I'm with Tim, I will loose half of my garlics and some of the shallots are showing signs and are soft.  Last year I didn't get any spring planted onions at all, the lot went rotten.  I heaped up loads of clean home made compost onto the 'onion bed' last autumn and planted directly into that.  I must say, I think I have had a better harvest this year.  Could be the rot took a while to reach the surface so the plants were able to get some good growth before succumbing, or it could be the ground was good, rich and moist so they are stronger and able to resist for longer, or it could just be luck!

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Re: Onion white rot pictures
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2005, 12:06:35 »
OK, Jeremy - anything deeper than 9" would use too much good soil. It'll have to do!!


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Re: Onion white rot pictures
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