Saturday, 2 January 2010


First Onions Sown For 2010 Harvest.

29th December 2009.

Today I have sown the following varieties of onions which will be kept indoors in a cool place.
I decided to follow the moon planting method again as I had reasonable results last year and find by following the moon planting calandar it keep me to track.

Hi Keeper - F1 Hybrid.
Good autumn variety for sowing outdoors to over winter. Sow September outdoors or March - April for spring sowings.
Harvest in June, from overwintered sowings. August to September from Spring sowings. Exhibition quality in under 4 0z class. I already have some of these onions growing on the allotment which were sown back in September.

Ailsa Craig.
Large globe shaped, straw coloured bulbs with a mild flavour. Will store for a few months. Popular variety for growing 'heavy weight' exhibition quality.

Mild, yet tangy taste, red skined semi-globe type. Good long term storage.

Bedfordshire Champion.
Popular tasty variety, brown skinned, mild flavour. Long storage period.

Roja de Niort.
Red onion. Seed purchased from Lidl, never tried this variety before so will have to wait and see.

The Kelsae.
Show bench winner, exhibition onion. First introduced in the early 1950's. Record weights and exceptional flavour.

Once the seed have germinated they wil be moved to a cooler place as onions don't need to be kept warm.
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