18th October 2014

Planted 18 onion sets in one row in raised vegetable patch. Senshyu Yellow. 3cm deep and 12cm apart.

Harvest Time: June/July.

When the leaves start to die down, use a fork to partly ease the onions out of the soil. After a few days, bend the tops over and after a similar period, lift the onions leaving them on the surface to ripen. When dry, rub off the loose skin and roots. Store them in a cool dry place in trays or make an onion rope.

Planted 18 garlic cloves in a part row in raised vegetable patch. Solent Wight. 3cm deep and 10cm apart.

Harvest as the foliage dies down.

When the leaves start to die down, lift the bulbs and leave them on the surface of the soil to ripen if the weather is hot and sunny, otherwise store in a light, airy position, dry and frost free.

Garlic and onions

Garlic and onions

Planted two rhubarb crowns. One between our raised vegetable patch and the compost heap and the second behind the black compost bin.

Champagne rhubarb, planted on the surface with the roots just below the surface.

Harvest: It is advisable not to take the stems from the first years growing season to allow the plants to become established. When harvesting, twist stems away from the crown as they attain sufficient size but never take too many from one plant as this will weaken it. To maintain a healthy plant, cease harvesting at the end of July.

Champagne rhubarb

Champagne rhubarb

Champagne rhubarb

Champagne rhubarb

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