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Saturday, 3 March 2018

Growing Onions, Spring Onions From Seeds

How wonderful it is to harvest our own spring onions and onions from our own garden. I had this pleasure and even though the harvest was not a big one, I was very pleased and encouraged with the achievement. This picture showed the last half of the spring onion and onion harvest. I also get to harvest a small cabbage from the smallest plant. I didn't take any picture of the earlier harvest. These were all grown in a small round pot.
These spring onions and onions were grown from seeds I collected from my garden which I have shared previously. You can click here to read the post if you are interested.
 I have left a few spring onion plants to flower and waited to see if these will produce seeds.
The seed pods finally dried up and I collected these seeds. I sprinkled the seeds onto a round flower pot. and covered the seeds with about 0.5 inch of garden soil.
After some time, tiny fragile seedlings appeared. These were grown from seeds.
A close up look at the tiny seedlings.
The seedlings look fragile and I thought they might not survive.
This is a 1 foot diameter pot and the depth is only about 5 inches.
It was more of curiosity and experiment. I was not expecting much but it was interesting to see the seedlings grow.
I regretted not feeding these seedlings much fertilizers. They might have been more healthy if I have fertilized them more frequently. I hope the next project will yield better and healthier harvest.
These might have been bigger if I have given more attention to the plants. Hope to do better in the future as I continue to learn through my experience.
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The following photos are for joining Saturday's Critters.
 I saw this lone bird/pigeon. It didn't fly away when I walked past.
 It seemed lost. There was no other similar bird nearby.
 It has almost all white feathers with light brown specks.
 It has red claws.
I hope it will not be lost for long and will find its way back to the others.

Linking to Saturday's Critters.

So, dear brothers, you have no obligations whatever to your old sinful nature to do

what it begs you to do. For if you keep on following it you are lost and will perish,

but if through the power of the Holy Spirit you crush it and its evil deeds, you shall live.

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

(Romans 8:12-14, The Living Bible-TLB)

56 comments:

  1. Your vegetables are lovely. The size does not matter, only the taste! We have wild spring onions growing all over the yard. I have never tried them, kind of afraid to. Poor little pigeon.

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    1. Thank you, Ginny! If not sure, better not try!

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  2. ...there doesn't seem to be much that you don't grow!

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    1. Thank you, Tom! I just love to try to grow things.

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    1. Thank you, Angie! Always eager to grow new things.

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  4. I'm so impressed with your harvest Nancy. It's amazing how you can grow good food in pots from your garden. WOW! You even have cabbage:) I always worry about buying cabbage from shops because I know they have to spray chemicals on them to have nice big head. I have never been successful in growing cabbage with round heads and I keep trying every year. If you can, I'm sure I can too one of these days:) Happy weekend!

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    1. Yes, Annie! You can! Happy weekend to you too!

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  5. A very impressive harvest. I will be glad to get going with our garden once we have come back from our trip away.

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  6. You have green fingers. Anything can grow under your care.

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    1. Thank you, Rose! Only some things, not everything! Lol!

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  7. wow! this is indeed an achievement because it is not easy to grow vegetables from seeds.

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    1. It was a very pleasant surprise to see them grow!

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  8. So amazing that you planted the spring onions from seeds! I have tried growing them with small onions that have sprouted but they did not grow well.

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    1. You can try again, quite easy to grow from sprouted onions.

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  9. You grow so many things, Nancy! Well done, the onions look good!
    Poor little bird does seem lost and lonely!

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  10. Gardening needs a lot of patience, everything grows well in your hands

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    1. Thank you, Libby! I am beginning to feel lazy lately!

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  11. Strange I can grow French spring Onion seeds fine but UK ones just do not grow for me!! Love the pigeon. Diane

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    1. I must find out which is French and which is UK. Lol!

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  12. wow!! you grew onions from seeds.. I've never tried it.. I'll do...

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  13. Hello Nancy!:) Congrats on growing your own onions. It was fun to see them growing from seed in your shots. Nothing like the taste of home grown veg. The pigeon is beautiful, and as you say, it does look lost. I hope it finds a mate.

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  14. I love spring onions. They are the very best. They always tend to taste the same so your food isn't altered like regular onions can do.

    I too hope the bird found it's bird family. I love all of Gods creatures...well except for snakes and spiders. I do leave them along though.

    Have a fabulous weekend, Nancy. ♥

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    1. Thank you, Sandee! I never like snakes and spiders, including all creepy crawlies.

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  15. Hello Nancy, it is nice to harvest your veggies. The pigeon is a pretty bird. Wonderful photos. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen for hosting! Happy new week!

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  16. Hi Nancy, I love the bird you've captured. Very colouring. Also it is thrilling to have a harvest from your own garden. I too would be happy if my garden gives me such offerings. Have a blessed week ahead.

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  17. Any time you grow produce yourself it is a very worthwhile activity, no matter how small the garden.

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  18. We always need more onions here, maybe we should try to grow them. Poor little bird, i hope it was not hurt.

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    1. Keep growing to provide endless supply of onions.

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  19. Maybe I should try out spring onion, hopefully I will be success...

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  20. Thanks for the interesting post) Have a nice day)

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  21. Super interessante ver os brotinhos...
    Boa entrada de semana.
    janicce.

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  22. This made me smile, Nancy, I'm also growing spring onions in a pot.
    Amalia
    xo

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  23. I worry too when I see a bird all alone like that. Your harvest looks great -- and the pots make it manageable. Good idea.

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  24. Oh I'm so envious of your green thumbs.

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    1. Lol! You can easily grow them too!

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  25. Muy bien, me encanta que hayas sembrado cebollas. Un beso.

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  26. Always good to have your own harvests. These look good enough (as in not tiny-tiny until cannot eat heh)

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    1. They are quite okay for me but would prefer them to be slightly fatter lol!

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