I mentioned last year how disastrous my onions were, some not growing at all, and at best golf ball size! So I wanted to make sure I had a few half decent ones this year. I grow the over-wintering type so I popped the Radar sets in during November into a layer of top soil on top of a decent amount of chicken manure and watched them grow slowly. In spring they developed quite quickly and as you can see from the photo they’re already better than last year’s pathetic attempt!
Elsewhere on the plot everything is growing fast with the cabbage, cauliflowers and calabrese almost ready to harvest. The potatoes are in flower, as is the mangetout, broad beans and asparagus peas. The soft fruit is all netted and we are picking a few each day now which is lovely, although I don’t usually get a chance with the strawberries!
Hope you are all having a great weekend.
Harvesting: Lettuce, Rocket, Radish, Broad Beans, Mangetout, Shallot thinnings, Strawberries, Raspberries.