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By Cobbers

United Kingdom Gb

1 Having left some onion plants in the ground over winter, they seem quite healthy. Will they develop new onions in the summer
2 similarly, I have left some parsnips in the ground over winter. They are now developing very healthy green foliage will they develop into seed heads or new parsnips?
Many thanks



Your onions will grow lots of foliage but no new onions, ditto the parsnips. You 'may' be able to harvest both now but I doubt it, far too late!

19 Mar, 2016


They may grow beautiful flowers but don't look for anything to eat. It's too late.

19 Mar, 2016


If the onions had good sized (5+ cm diameter) bulbs, they will probably bloom in early summer, without producing a new and larger bulb. If they had no bulbs--and aren't bunching type--they might produce larger than normal bulbs at the proper time. There is considerable variation in behavior between varieties.

20 Mar, 2016

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