Growing Calendar for New Fen Globe Onion Sets (Heat Prepared)
Delivery: Early March to Early May
New Fen Globe yields a heavier crop than lots of other onion varieties when it comes to harvest time in late summer and early autumn on account of its longer growing period.
Grown as a regular-sized crop, every pack of approximately 75 sets should produces 22.5kg (50lbs) or more of top quality onions.
For onions with impressive size reaching up to 0.5 kg (1lb) in weight and making an excellent showbench specimen we recommend you read the helpful advice of the National Vegetable Society for growing champion-sized onions. Simply click on their Growing for Show Advice page.
Enjoy big harvests from late summer and into early autumn; we recommend you give time to dry the bulbs naturally before storing them. Leave them outdoors for a week uncovered if rain is not due, and covered if rain is forecasted. Kept in a cool, dry and airy place, your stored bulbs will stay in good condition right through to the following May.
Plant in free-draining soil in early March, (don't worry about them bolting- we heat-treat your bulbs to prevent this from happening) allowing the roots to establish well while there is still plenty of moisture in the soil. This gives them a head-start and steels them against summer drought should it arise.
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.
Too many were already shooting.
some shrivelled up but not as bad as the others
Good size with only 1 or 2 soft ones which had to be disposed.
Find out how to grow Onions & Shallots
Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.
We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days
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