Growing Calendar for Autumn Planting Onion, Shallot & Garlic Collection
Delivery: Mid September to Late December
Save £2.95 with this great Autumn deal, Onion Shakespeare, Shallot Golden Gourmet, Garlic Provence Wight, with a 900g tub of Fertiliser worth £6.95!
Onion Shakespeare is a British bred, autumn planting brown skinned variety producing high yields of good sized bulbs. The excellent skin formation means it shows good storage potential well into the winter months. Plant in October/November for exceptional bolt resistance.
Golden Gourmet Shallot - This is one of the best of the brown-skinned shallots. Producing good fleshy bulbs with a delicious flavour. They are a very good storage variety, keeping well for several months.
Garlic Provence Wight is a vigorous, white softneck garlic that produces really large bulbs. Originally from the fertile valleys of Drome region of Provence, it has proved to grow well in the UK. The fat, juicy cloves are perfect for adding some Mediterranean flavour to both vegetable and fish dishes. Once lifted, it will keep until January.
900g bottle of Onion, Shallot, & Garlic Fertiliser. Concentrated Pre-Planting Garlic Fertiliser specially formulated for garlic and other alliums, this slow release fertiliser is high in trace elements. This ensures strong bulb development and growth, early ripening and maturity, good skin and bulb firmness – as well as great pungency and flavour! Supplied in a handy re-sealable tub with an integral dispenser, simply shake over the ground and rake in prior to planting.
NPK:12:11:18, with trace elements (nitrogen, nitrate, phosphorous, sulphur, copper and calcium).
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.
They are just popping up their little green heads so fingers crossed
All bulbs were in excellent condition and are now planted.
They look good in the bag, we'll see how they come up. Hopefully my lack of gardening skills will not be too much of a factor.
Find out how to grow Onions & Shallots
Find out how to grow Garlic
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