Growing Calendar for Autumn Planting Onion Sets Duo Pack
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This Super Saver Onion Set Duo Pack comprises of two varieties of autumn planting onion sets. This is a great collection for the kitchen gardener:
Shakespeare - for steeping in sauces and giving casseroles a real kick
British bred, autumn planting brown skinned variety that produces high yields of good sized bulbs with excellent skin formation that means it shows good storage potential well into the winter months.
Red Cross for chopping and putting in salsas and guacamole
Large bulbs with deep red skin and white flesh with clearly defined red rings. Excellent choice for slicing and salads. Over winters well and stores for up to three months. This variety holds an AGM.
To give your crops an extra boost use Pre-Planting Onion, Garlic and Leek Fertiliser.
Prevent and Supress onion white rot
White rot is a disease that affects bulb vegetables like onion and shallots. Once you’re onion crop’s got it, it’s impossible to cure as such and you’ll need to stop growing onions in the same spot for at least eight years. You’ll recognise it at harvest time by fluffy white mould with black speckles that grows around the base of the bulbs.
Have no fear there’s a great way you can prevent it getting to your onions in the first place!
Before planting your onions plant a crop of green manure called Caliente mustard. It’s a great organic means of creating a soil environment that’s uninviting to the disease.
Caliente mustard is a known as a bio-fumigant and once it’s chopped up and dug into the soil, it releases a natural gas that repels the pathogens that cause the rot along with many other soil diseases.
Just sow a pack from any time between March and October for a quick crop before your autumn-planting-crops or sow in November to overwinter for planting crops in spring. Just before it flowers, cut it down and dig well into the soil.
Good selection for myself an allotment holder
Some bulbs were not firm and others already had shoots / growth from the top
Look great at the moment unable to plant due to weather
Find out how to grow Onions & Shallots
Find out how to grow Garlic
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