Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Shoots n roots

Well I have dug another two up, one garlic and one onion:

I have had a bit of a read up and silly me, during the shorter daylight days the energy goes in to the leaves and roots, and as the days get long it switches to the bulbs, they wont be ready to pull up until June/July, I'm such a donut. Those shoots 'n' roots sure do look pretty damn healthy to me though, and they smell delicious.

These are my onions, there seems to be lots of weird and wonderful things growing in between them, I'm going to go sort that out later on

and this is the garlic.

Patience is most certainly a virtue.

Monday, 23 February 2009

The beginning

It is indeed the time to start sewing my seeds. Today I will be trying to talk my father in law in to building me the biggest coldframe you ever did see, so that I can sew my seeds. I am also going down to my mini allotmant to pull up another onion. I pulled one up in December to see what was happening and there was nothing on the end of it, only a few small roots. So three possibilities, either someone was playing a trick on me and pulled up all my onions and planted spring onions in their place, they just did not grow or I happened to pull up a bulb that just happened to not grow.
Will be back later with a report.