Tuesday 26 September 2023

Winter Onion Planting.

 We bought 3 bags of Japanese onions yesterday from the hardware store in our nearest town:


I have grown these every Winter for about thirty years.

They are ready to harvest around May but you can eat them when they are young.

This morning I cleared some massive beetroots out of a raised bed in the polytunnel and raked it level and planted the Japanese onions sets and gave them an application of the seaweed and chicken pellets that I bought in Lidl and have never seen since sadly.


I planted garlic last week.  Anyone else planting their Japs?


16 comments:

  1. My Uncle Frank planted a Jap in Burma in 1943. Served the bugger right.

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  2. The Germans attacked my Grandad's allotment. His peas got shelled!

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  3. The "Home Vegetables" book told me to dig a trench for my potatoes. Recalling my school's History trip to Flanders , I remembered to reinforce the trench with planks and put in a machine gun turret too.

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  4. I would recommend a machine gun turret to keep those wood pigeons away. Digging fox holes may also be helpful.

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  5. The garlic grows through out winter as well?

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  6. We are here all week and more than likely for the foreseeable future JayCee. Are you ready for Storm Agnes tomorrow? We brought the ponies in today. They say their stable is like an hotel and they all left a deposit for me to shovel.

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    1. I have to go into town tomorrow morning for an appointment. Not looking forward to being out there in 75mph winds!

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    2. No gales are not nice. I hope we still have electricity tomorrow night.

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    3. Don't get blown away like Mary Poppins JayCee!

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  7. My Japs and garlic have been planted in the new polytunnel Debby this Autumn. I will probably plant some outside and compare results. Japanese onions don't mind frost or even snow. They are well worth growing.

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  8. No planting going on here, the snails and slugs are feasting on the plants already here and I don't want to be encouraging them with such delicacies as peas and beans or tomatoes.

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    1. You can put up with the sluhs and snails if you go round collecting them River. We're always at war with them.

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  9. I just did shallots this year, onions were a non keeping disaster previous year

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  10. Planted the garlic last week in the polytunnel. Allium are one vegetable that we don't have many problems with. Winter onions are well worth growing GZ.

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