Growing Calendar for Onion Sets Collection (Heat Prepared)
Delivery: Mid March to Late April
This fantastic heat prepared Onion Collection has been specifically heat-treated for 20 weeks to minimise bolting. Heat preparation will also extend the growth period of the onions so that much greater yields can be achieved.
Our Heat Prepared Collection includes 1 pack each of:
Marshalls Fen Early - A truly superb onion which produces one of the earliest crops from a spring planting.The bulbs will keep much better than other early types – right through until the end of winter. The sets have undergone a partial heat preparation to improve performance and prevent bolting.
Marshalls Red Fen - A clear winner in our trials, Red Fen’s performance was excellent. It has a round shape and a deep-red colour with a good flavour. It stores well and because it is heat prepared is more resistant to bolting
Rumba - A top performing main crop variety that’s ideally suited to growing in the UK. It produces high yields of large, uniform, round onions with a sweet flavour, making it ideal for eating raw in salads as well as cooking. Good thick skin and quality flesh makes this a good variety for long-term storing.
Sets will be released from the preparation rooms just as soon as they are ready for planting.
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.
Onions, shallots and garlic are all Alliums and prone to bolting, especially when the weather's cold and wet when it should be warm and sunny! Here's what to do...
Find out how to grow Onions & Shallots
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Whether you are serving a hungry crowd or simply using a glut of vegetables this is a quick, simple soup to prepare.
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 warm and healthy tomato salad, great served in summer months as part of a light supper or is excellently served as a starter with crusty bread.
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.
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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