Growing Calendar for Autumn Planting Onion, Shallot & Garlic Collection
Delivery: Mid September to Late November
Save £2.95 with this great Autumn deal, Onion Radar, Shallot Golden Gourmet, Garlic Provence Wight, with a 900g tub of Fertiliser worth £6.95!
Onion Radar an improved Japanese variety, perfect for autumn planting when they can be harvested from late May. Radar is loved for its mild flavour storage potential; under the right conditions it will store for about a year. A good variety with resistance to bolting.
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 - Produces a vigorous, white softneck garlic that is really large and sweet. Originally from the fertile valleys of Drome region of Provence, this variety of garlic is proven to grow well in the UK. The fat, juicy cloves are perfect for adding some Mediterranean flavour to both vegetable and fish dishes.
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.
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