Saturday, 13 February 2010

This season I shall mainly be growing onions

Yep, onions it is. I found these did really well last year - and they were a cinch to grow. Plant, water hardly ever and leave to grow :) I also use onions in my cooking all the time, and they last well. Why wouldn't I grow them again?! Last year I just grew 'Red Baron' red onions and they did really well. I am now down to my last 2 in the store cupboard. This time around I've got more to go with the white onions and garlic I planted before Xmas. The packs in the photo are the varieties I'm putting in this time: more Red Baron, Stuttgarter & Centurion. Yes, I'm the last of the big spenders! ;)

I would like to grow peas again this year, and fine/french beans. Might give the runner beans a miss this time around as they were super-prolific! I couldn't keep up. Hmm, maybe I could try them in a simple wigwam with just three plants rather than the full row I did last year... I mean, I like runner beans, but not that many! They did surprise me though - I'd never eat them raw from the supermarket, but like a lot of things grown fresh, they were nice eaten raw when they weren't too big :)

I will not be bothering with broccoli or cauliflower again - too prone to bugs & netting is a pain in the butt! However, I will try chillies again as they did well, as well as sweetcorn I think - give it another try. BUT NO MORE TOMATOES, that is for certain! And definitely more flowers. It was so nice to pick a bunch for my table :)

I am planning on going to the allotment today after a bit of an absence. Hope things aren't too wild down there!

What are you doing at the lottie at the mo?

4 comments:

Kella said...

I wish I was doing something, maybe this week the weather would be nicer to work in.

Jo said...

I haven't grown onions before, but I'm going to give them a go this year. I'm also going to give the runner beans a miss I think, and just grow French beans. I've got lots of different varieties, climbing, dwarf, green, yellow and purple. I'm going to start my first batch of seeds off today.

allot of veg said...

Hope all went well at the plot. I seem to be growing similar things for similar reasons. Blight and caterpillars were so disappointing last year...

nipitinthebud said...

stuttgarter onions are great so I'll also be growing them this year. No sign of the sets I planted in the autumn yet though - I'm wondering if somethings munched them under the cover of the snow!