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Show size onions like my uncle used to grow

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 12:23

Have a look at this.

 The big ones are Kelsae. If you sow christmas day, you will need some heat and possibly extended daylight hours (supplementary lighting). They also like a lot of feed.

 My biggest was 2 lb 12 oz, and lots over 2lb. I sowed in February, moved into cold frame as soon as they were growing. All three varieties were treated the same. Another big onion is Robinsons Mammoth. They sell plants in the spring.


Posted: 14/09/2013 at 08:31

Winter here. Other half has succumbed to central heating. 10 degrees c last night driving home from work.

Shopping to do, might get a DVD. Too cold for gardening.

Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 22:20

Roll them in sunflower oil and roast in the oven.

Talkback: Cooking elderberries

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 21:55

Don't forget elderberry wine, and elderberry vinegar as an old cure for colds.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 21:53

That sounds good, Dove. Ease on down to retirement. My dad found out that his final years holiday was double. When he started , he didn't get any holiday the first year. He was always a year in hand, but people starting some years later, had their holiday entitlement fron the first year. So in his final year, he got both.

 Everything comes to those that wait.

Tips & hints

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 21:44

Is that because you have no suitable soil/land?

 The trouble with pots is you have to control everything. The soil/compost has to be right, they have to be fed regularly, you have to make sure they are not too wet, but they don't dry out.

You can get it right, but it's easier in the soil,especially if you have to factor in work, holidays, etc.


Posted: 13/09/2013 at 21:36

I just take out the very thick stems, which are a few years old, and any that rub or cross against another, which will let in disease. This year, many of the branches got very long, so they were dragging on the ground, and I have pruned out the very outside ones, and tipped some of the very long shoots.

Preparing greenhouse beds

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 21:01

That sounds good to me.

Tips & hints

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 20:28

The only thing missing this year was the water. With the use of a hosepipe, I had bumper crops all round.

Potatoes like a lot of water. Beans set better with frequent waterings.

Herbs like a dryish, free draining poor soil.

 Are you growing in the soil or in pots.?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 20:20

Chucking it down here. I've been drooling over Gino di Campos lemons. Now he's onto mozzarella. Its all a bit summery.

 I think I might make Delias apple cake tomorrow.

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