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Saturday, January 1 View Page
Trying giant onions this year. Seedlings starting to emerge. Ordered seeds from Fosters Seeds. Variety is Ailsae.
 
Sunday, January 2 View Page
Everything I know about growing giant onions I have learned from this grow guide that Fosters Seeds included with the seed order. I knew zero before and now feel like i at least have some direction. I have just been following GiantVeg and trying to learn by doing similar to what he is doing.
 
Monday, January 3 View Page
Here they are today - about 4 weeks old. Transplanting into 4 inch nursery pots. Been in the grow tent under 24/7 light. Three of the plants are doing noticeably better than the others. Hope all goes well with the transplanting and they keep on truckin.
 
Tuesday, January 4 View Page
Transplanting done.
 
Wednesday, January 5 View Page
Raised the light and back into the tent.
 
Thursday, January 6 View Page
Made supports out of pipe cleaners. Good for now.
 
Friday, January 7 View Page
Giant onions doing great. Planted 11-17, potted up into 4 inch pots 12-14, been under 24/7 light. The onions have 3 true leaves now and I will pot up into 8 inch air pots when they are in 5 leaf stage.
 
Thursday, January 20 View Page
Onions potted up, four into 15 liter autopots, and four in 6 liter airpots. I have culled half of what I started out with and these eight will be what I take into the greenhouse come spring.
 
Tuesday, March 22 View Page
A shot of the giant onions. 4 in 15 liter Autopots and 4 in 6 liter Air Pots. Hoping to get the greenhouse set up and get them outdoors. Been running 16 hour of daylength for a couple weeks or so.
 
Tuesday, March 22 View Page
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Saturday, April 2 View Page
Got 4 of my giant onions into their final bed. I will be potting up 4 more larger ones into 10 gallon grow bags tomorrow. I think they are doing ok, I have never done these before and have little to compare to.
 
Monday, April 4 View Page
Got the bigger onions potted up to 10 gallon fabric pots.
 
Monday, April 4 View Page
Another shot
 
Saturday, April 9 View Page
A shot of my granddaughter with the giant onions.
 
Saturday, April 9 View Page
The bed giants. These were the smallest of the 8 I culled down to.
 
Saturday, April 9 View Page
My biggest onions planted into 10 gallon fiber pots set up the same as autopots. Aquavalve installed.
 
Saturday, April 9 View Page
Blue
 
Saturday, April 9 View Page
Yellow
 
Saturday, April 9 View Page
White
 
Saturday, April 9 View Page
Pink
 
Saturday, April 16 View Page
1 1/8 inch gain last week.
 
Saturday, April 16 View Page
yellow gain 1 1/4 in last week
 
Saturday, April 16 View Page
blue, 1 1/4 inch gain last week
 
Saturday, April 16 View Page
white, gained only 3/8 inch. This is the one that the root ball fell apart during transplanting.
 
Saturday, April 16 View Page
A shot of the 4 hydro onions. The ones just prior listed.
 
Saturday, April 16 View Page
My four giants planted in a soil bed. These where the smallest of the eight I culled down at transplanting.
 
Saturday, April 23 View Page
Blue markered onion grew 2.25 inches the last two weeks.
 
Saturday, April 23 View Page
Pink markered onion has grown 2.75 inches in two weeks.
 
Saturday, April 23 View Page
White markered onion increased 1.5 inches in two weeks. This one had some trouble at transplanting. The root ball fell apart, but she has hooked on and is gaining nicely.
 
Saturday, April 23 View Page
Yellow marker has gained 2.75 inches in the last fortnight.
 
Saturday, April 23 View Page
Pumpins germinated and doing well. 963 Johnson, 1211 Borgers, and two 260 Boggs. Want to use the 260 Boggs as a pollen donor on either the 963 Johnson or the 1211 Borgers, whichever looks best at culling time. A few tomatos just coming up, 7.19 Hill, 7.66 Hill, and 6.32 Borgers. I know the 6.32 Borgers are Mega Mutt D, but I have no idea what the Hill maters are as far as variety. If anyone knows the varieties, please let me know.
 
Saturday, April 30 View Page
Blue onion increased 1 3/8 inches last week.
 
Saturday, April 30 View Page
Pink increased 1 1/4 inches last week.
 
Saturday, April 30 View Page
White increased 1 1/8 inches last week.
 
Saturday, April 30 View Page
Yellow onion increased 1 5/8 inches last week.
 
Friday, May 6 View Page
Plants are in the ground. 963 Johnson and 1211 Borgers. I will let them fight it out until they have landed, then one will be culled.
 
Friday, May 6 View Page
Two 260 Boggs that I planted in a 10 gallon pot. I want to use one of these as a pollen donor, then both will be culled. I think I am as close to guaranteed orange with this cross. the 260 Boggs has some good lineage.
 
Friday, May 6 View Page
First round tomatos got potted up yesterday. Yeserday I planted a second round of tomatos.
 
Saturday, May 14 View Page
Onions are gaining about an inch/week.
 
Saturday, May 14 View Page
Pink
 
Saturday, May 14 View Page
White
 
Saturday, May 14 View Page
Yellow
 
Saturday, May 14 View Page
First round of giant tomatos.
 
Saturday, May 14 View Page
Second round giant tomatos.
 
Saturday, May 14 View Page
Nice pot of potatos.
 
Monday, May 23 View Page
Blue
 
Monday, May 23 View Page
pink
 
Monday, May 23 View Page
white
 
Monday, May 23 View Page
yellow
 
Sunday, May 29 View Page
1211 Borgers on the left, 963 Johnson on the right. 1211 will be the selected one and 963 will be culled as soon as I am sure the 1211 had a safe landing.
 
Sunday, May 29 View Page
The main reason the 963 is going to be culled is this fused together leaf stem that divides into two seperate leafs at the end. Freeky things happening this early is too much of an omen to me. I remember the 1211 Borgers that grew the 963 Johnson had some weird male flowers and some fused together parts in a few places. Might have just run into the maximum number of self pollination a line can take without inbreeding problems. I have a couple nice 260 Boggs in a ten gallon pot that I will use for a pollen source for the 1211.
 
Sunday, May 29 View Page
The 260 Boggs in their pot.
 
Sunday, May 29 View Page
Giant tomatos going into the ground the next few days. 6.32 Borgers (Mega Mutt D) is a real agressive plant, outdoing all the others.
 
Sunday, May 29 View Page
After two unsuccessful years trying to get a long gourd to germinate, I finally succeeded. Guess I wil have to get going on some type of trellis. Very excited.
 
Sunday, May 29 View Page
The giant onions are blowing my mind. These things are getting huge. Hoping for a US record which is currently held by Jack LaRue at 7.3 lbs.
 
Sunday, May 29 View Page
Still getting some new leaves which is great as giant onions cease to grow new leaves after the spring equinox.
 
Sunday, May 29 View Page
Nice tape.
 
Thursday, June 9 View Page
Trouble started literally overnight and is spreading quickly. Applied Merit about 3 weeks ago other than that only worm tea and rain has been on the leaves. Another pic in the next post.
 
Thursday, June 9 View Page
Another in next post.
 
Thursday, June 9 View Page
One more in next post.
 
Thursday, June 9 View Page
Final pic. Anyone know what is happening?
 
Friday, June 10 View Page
Have a nice mega on the first tress but plant is only a little over 1 foot tall. Do I try to pollinate this one, or wait until the plant is bigger?
 
Friday, June 10 View Page
Mega bud.
 
Sunday, June 19 View Page
1211 Borgers, 10 ft, female in the tip, will probably wait until I got more plant to push it before pollination. Been getting worm tea weekly. Applied Tree & Shrub a couple days ago, following up today with a fungicide and surface active insecticide.
 
Monday, June 20 View Page
Games about over for this giant onion. This is my first onion harvest and I have better ones still growing big. Just under 20 in circumferance. 186 days from seed.
 
Saturday, July 2 View Page
First pollination on 1211 Borgers. Only one male open on my 260 Boggs but went on with the cross using only one male.
 
Sunday, July 3 View Page
Lifted two of my eight giant onions. These were the runts of the bunch and the leaves were spent. The bigger one weighs 3 lbs 7.5 oz.
 
Sunday, July 3 View Page
On the scale
 
Sunday, July 3 View Page
Pollinated this 3 lober on the 1211 Borgers. Crossed with 260 Boggs. It's only been a couple days, but appears like it may have took. I pollinated the second female today 7-4 A four lober. Selfed.
 
Thursday, July 28 View Page
1211 Borgers at 20 DAP, cc 68, ss 46, fb 43, OTT 157, Est Wt 94 lbs, 400 sq ft.
 
Thursday, July 28 View Page
This was a practice pollination on the vertical side of the trellis about 7 ft up. Just started to pollinate off the top of the trellis.
 

 

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