These are the last of our Winter onions. We call them: 'Japs'.
They were first introduced from Japan in the nineteen seventies. I first grew them twenty five years a go from onion sets. They grow right through autumn, winter and spring. Even in 2010 when the snow came and we couldn't get about for nearly two weeks. The snow never bothered them. They are usually ready to harvest in June.
The beauty of growing your own is you can eat them when they are small.
This year we have decided to grow our winter onions from seed. We may buy some sets too.
I found these online for sale. We placed our order on the Sunday and the post delivered them on Tuesday . How is that for service? 750 onion seeds to be sown in August. Do you thi
nk I couild/should sow them now? I have an area where some of the new potatoes were lifted and I think the'Japs' will love following them.
What do you plant after your potatoes? Spring cabbage, Autumn King carrots, a Green Manure like mustard? Answers on a post card or even leave a comment! They're always very welcome! Are you enjoying the sun? I'm watering twice a day at the moment.
Here's an appropriate track for the blog theme: Green Onions and the great Jon Lord and his band.