Copyright Jean Price - Walton Road Allotments © 2017
Paul - Plot 4:
You can't have too many onions can you? Yesterday we potted up 240 onion sets (photo on the left), 160 New Fen Globe and 80 Red Ray. Do you pot your onions first or just plant them direct? It's certainly more work to pot them first but then we find that the birds don't pull them out for fun when they are already rooted. We had such a good crop last year (photo on the right) that we thought we would do exactly the same this year. We are down to our last 3 or 4 Red Ray now, so they keep well too!
It's the first day of spring today and it really feels like it. What a lovely day. We did a bit more on the central path today and we are now almost done. We are just waiting for a bit of rain to wet the ground and we will then sow some grass seed. Hopefully all will then be lovely for the summer.
It is coming up to the busy time now so it will be brassicas next for us. We will soon be sowing in trays in the cold frame and then potting up when the first true leaves start to grow. We have already prepared the ground by walking all over it to harden the ground. This stops the plants from moving about in the wind. We have also put lots of lime down as brassicas love a limy soil. Hopefully we won't get the dreaded clubroot this year.