know your onions

September 6, 2009 at 7:17 am 2 comments

Onions_little and largeIf you’re looking for a gardener who really knows their onions, well that wouldn’t be me.  You probably think I’m being modest but let me explain: I really don’t know my onions because they were another Dave donation and in my eagerness to accept them I forgot to ask what variety they are.  They’re not as big as Lesters japanese onions but I’m pleased with how uniformly they’ve grown and how beautifully they’ve dried out for storing.  40 sets planted on the 26th April and not a single loss when lifted on the 25th July.


Onions - dried out

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  • 1. mangocheeks  |  September 6, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Wish my onions looked that good – BIG!

    We’re in the same boat when it comes to learning about different varieties of vegetables. But we are amateurs are we not?!

    • 2. Nip it in the bud  |  September 8, 2009 at 1:13 am

      lessons in everything MC :o) Dave has just posted that they’re ‘stuttgarter reisen’ onions which I think are the same as yours


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