A few months ago when preparing our veg patch for this year’s onion planting, Hubby found some potatoes that had evaded us when we harvested our crop last year (we always make sure we don’t grow the same thing in the same part two years in a row) .
These spuds were rock hard, certainly inedible, but we thought we’d put them on the window sill and see what happened, hoping perhaps we could use them for seed potatoes.
Sure enough, they started to sprout, and Hubby duly planted them in last year’s tomato patch where they are coming up an absolute treat.
Meanwhile in the onion patch,
these frilly leafy shoots aren’t onions.
Hubby is always meticulous with his preparation of the soil for our homegrown efforts. Over the winter months, the soil is dug over frequently, removing weeds and anything else that doesn’t belong there in readiness for planting the following year.
It always amazes us how he keeps finding lumps of concrete, glass bottles, broken ceramic tiles and other rubbish which seem to make their way to just under the surface from nowhere!
We have always had success with onions, planting from ‘sets’ and getting a good return of between 95 – 99%.
When harvested, we dry them on the line, then plait the stems into strings, and they will tide us over winter, well into February.
They are doing exceptionally well this year too.
It would appear that we have a new strain of veg, either a ‘ponion’ or an ‘onato’