Saturday, 21 March 2015

Onions R Us!

Today we planted our onion sets. We don't want many, as we don't usually store them. However, by the time we'd lined up the four rows, with about 8 inches between the rows and 6 inches between the onions we found we'd planted 44! That's quite a lot of onions to get through. I think there will be a lot of soup-making this year!!
Hopefully we'll be able to do a bit of storing this year, in the big cloche. The onions are meant to be mildew resistant F1 Hylander, from Thompson & Morgan. We covered the rows with the netting, just to stop the birds from pulling the sets out of the ground before they root. The birds think the brown onion skin tops are worms and always scatter them about.

The spring onions have sprouted now, along with the other salad crops I sowed. No sign of the broad beans yet. But another row of garlic has appeared - that makes 5 rows!! Hmmm, where's that onion and garlic soup recipe?!

Here are all our potatoes chitting - look at the little Canarian black ones in the middle. Not very black, but they're very small! We chopped one in half and it has lovely yellowy flesh. Hope we get a good warm spring/summer so that these survive and re-produce!


7 comments:

  1. You`re brave to go out....it`s been freezing here. Just got ourselves another huge propagator so no more arguments about space.

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    1. It was ok when moving. It was good to see our bit of the site so busy - four active plots together, unheard of! I'm just over to read your blog now :-)

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  2. Our onions are shooting well in the greenhou in modules and will soon need planting out

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    1. I expect you make my 44 seem paltry!

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    2. It's all relative, Belinda. We have more space. If we lacked space we would cut down on number of onions considerably.

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  3. Your potato seedlings look so healthy. I still learn how to grow potato on my hot humid weather.

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