Autumn planted onion sets
This is my first effort for a project starting today. I came across it on Mrs Nesbitt's place.
It's the first time I've planted this type of onion set. Usually my spring planted sets are enough for us, plus I choose types that store well like Setton and Red Baron. However, last year's crop was well down on its usual bounty. I was also concerned they might not store so well as it was very dificult to get the crop dried out. So I decided to grow some Electric, planted in November and which should be ready in June. You can see from the photo that the recent rain has 'capped' my clay soil. I'll be going around with a hoe to let some air in as soon as the plot's dried out a little.
I'm pleased I'm trying these as there are reports of a possible onion shortage later this year, for the same reasons that led me to try my Autumn planted sets in the first place.
See you next week at B...