yfs1
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Spring Onions

Hello,

I just started planting some of my veg. I started with spring onions. Due to space I need to grow everything in troughs or pots instead of in the ground. I planted my spring onions in individual small containers to get them started inside (i will then move them to the growhouse later)

In each very small pot I threw a few seeds in. Nearly every single one sprouted to my delight.

I now, however have clusters of sprouts in each pot very very close together (some of them have 7 or 8! nearly touching ).

What impact will this have and should have only have put one seed in each? Or are they like chives and like to be in close groups?

Previously I grew everything outside so it was spread out but just getting used to the whole pot growing.

Thanks
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BrianSkilton
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Just thin them out a bit. Start with thinning so they are about an inch or two apart. Then later on thin so they are 4" apart. I started some leeks and I have the same problem, I placed to many seeds in the pot. Greetings to you in Ireland by the way, such a beautiful country :)
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yfs1
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Thanks

How big should they be before separating (Or are they hardy enough I can do it anytime without risking trauma).

It is beautiful although not always easy to grow anything but grass. (Since last year summer was around 2-3 weeks long)

Cheers
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Heres a picture

[img]https://img510.imageshack.us/img510/2649/springonions.jpg[/img]
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