Growing Calendar for Onion Seeds - Hylander F1 Hybrid
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Enjoy harvesting the onions of Hylander in July for full-flavoured onions that taste great in home cooking. Easy to grow they are unlikely to succumb to mildew that can be a plight to other onion varieties, dashing your hard work and potential harvests.
Prepare your soil in the late-winter simply by creating a free-draining soil (add horticultural sand if your soil is heavy at a rate of a shovel to every square metre (square yard.)) Add a sprinkling of pre-planting Onion, Garlic and Shallot Feed to turn over into the soil and it’s good to plant or sow in from April.
How to sow:
Sow indoors or outdoors to suit your vegetable plot and whether you have a greenhouse to grow seedlings on.
If you have a greenhouse sow seeds indoors in January or February into clean trays or singly in individual pots filled with moist compost specially formulated to grow on seedlings. Sow 1cm (1/2in) deep and put your pots somewhere with an ambient temperature of 20°C (68°F) until transplanting. Plant out from March to May once the spring starts in earnest.
Alternatively sow outdoors March to April 1cm (1/2in) deep on a moist seed bed 10cm (4in) apart. Water regularly. We recommend that you cover the seeds the seedlings with a horticultural fleece cover if there is still quite a chill in the air.
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A light soup which is ideally served as a starter or accompanied by fresh bread for lunch. As a flavour boost, use the cooking juices from a roast chicken, though a good quality stock cube is an acceptable alternative.
Swathed in spinach, mushrooms and cream sauce, this dish is perfect for year round dining - warming yet fresh and light.
Make this cream-free but creamy soup, it's bound to be a hit with all ages!
When tomatoes are plentiful, home made tomato sauce is just the ticket. After processing in the food processor, I usually portion, add additional flavourings, such as chilli, smoked paprika, basil or mushrooms then freeze.
Swathed in freshly grated parmesan cheese this versatile vegetarian dish may be served as a starter or accompaniment: experiment with garlic, chilli and herbs to create your unique flavour.
Traditionally prepared throughout autumn, I defy anyone to resist this creamy flavour packed risotto.
A fresh peppery flavour makes Watercress Soup ideal to serve as an elegant starter or together with fresh Walnut Bread Rolls for a warming lunch or supper.
A delicious and cost effective meal, excellent for pre-preparing for the busy midweek schedule.
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