Category Archives: onions

up with the lark

At the huerto at 6 this morning; chilly but happy-making. Berry picking and watering, accompanied by birdsong.

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seaweed, cosmos, asparagus et al

At last it seems the asparagus bed may be taking off. Another large top dressing of seaweed from West Wittering seems to have really helped and new shoots are arriving almost every day now. Perhaps next year there may be … Continue reading

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ah, now I remember what it’s all for!

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early summer promise

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If you click on an image you can see the detail better. Particularly pleased with the gooseberries this year. And the red sweetcorn is starting to grow…

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onion and shallot harvest

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L’Oignon Rosé de Roscoff

For ages I’ve wanted to try growing the marvellous pink French onion ‘rosé de Roscoff’, aka Keravel; the sort Onion Johnnies used to bring to the UK on bikes and old Citroëns. I managed to find seed on a French … Continue reading

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various alliums

Just as the newly shorn golden fields on the outskirts of my village are redolent of this time of year, so in its own small way is the onion patch showing off its harvest. The red & white onions, shallots … Continue reading

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