Might not be the same everywhere but our local Wilko's has 500g bags at half price. Bought one and counted 146 onions for 74p. Too late to get good sized bulbs for storing but if you stick em close together in a container or any old space you have they make great salad onions.
I'm going in to town tomorrow so I'll check Wilkos out - can't beat a bargain like that - and with this weather they may even catch up with the ones I planted out earlier.
Be interested to see how they turn out
I am a firm believer that you only get what you pay for and even more so with vegetable seeds
Since I switched to a quality product from a standard, all my veg last year was far superior than that from previous
Interesting comment, Darren. I use bargain seed whenever can get hold of it and seldom have any problems. Mind you, I'm not growing show vegetables.
It may just be the fact that I was a crap grower before
I never had a real success at growing anything of decent standard until I joined the NVS and got good advice from the old boys
The first thing I was told was to start with a quality seed
Agree with you Darren, seeds are like tools, you get what you pay for............
I have been buying my onion sets from Wilko's for years and have grown some great onions - so I'm quite happy with the quality.
I think its horses for courses. I must admitt in general my seeds come via quality seedsmen, although I do purchase some from Lidl for things like salad leaves and Broccolli.
The first lot I bunged in are now sprouting so nowt wrong with cheap onion sets. Lidl tomato, courgette, melon, squash, onion and lettuce seed at 29p a packet all giving near perfect germination so why pay T & M prices?
I'll definitely get some this weekend!
That reminds me, I was going to plant onions this year, might try get some on the weekend