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PostPosted: Aug 30th, '14, 18:31 
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Are onions good for aquaponics? I have already planted them I'm just wondering if i should be counting on them or not.


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 Post subject: Re: Onions
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Spring onions and tree onions grow really well in my system, I haven't tried regular brown, white or purple yet, but expect they will do just as well.

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Red and brown onions are growing like crazy atm.

I just sprinkled the seeds randomly in this bed:
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Hopefully thats what mine will look like, i have filled half of one of my IBC grow beds with seedlings


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Only the ones you use straight away are good the ones you want to keep seem to have to much water and spoil quickly

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I've had good luck with yellow and red onions growing in the system. I don't know about the keeping qualities of AP onions, I just pull one when I need it (most of my onions are in soil beds). I know there are some things you can do to extend keeping time and that Sweet onions don't keep as long. Here's some info about storage from one of supply companies - http://www.gardeners.com/how-to/harvest-cure-store-onions/7366.html


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I had spring onions grow super well in my green house 6 months on and they still hadn't gone to seed and were tender, red onions grew well - search for 'karmen' as a long storer (general) maybe drop the water height when they mature so not to promote rot. Might be a good candidate to trial CF vs FD


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