Growing Calendar for Spring Planting Onion Duo Pack (Stuttgarter and Red Baron)
Delivery: Early March to Early May
Get hold of a great-value duo pack of a couple of the best spring-planting onions to mail-order.
You receive 150 planting sets; 75 of each variety for a handsome supply of home-grown bulbs from summer and storing into autumn and winter.
Onion Stuttgarter Stanfield - has a great skin quality, making it an excellent choice for the home gardener. It has a sweet, smooth and very mild taste, delicious for both salads and cooking. The bulbs have a slightly flattened shape, excellent keeping qualities and are very slow to bolt.
Onion Red Baron - Produce onions with such superb results. It’s no wonder this variety grows in popularity each year! Stronger flavoured than our other onions, it stores well from September until the following April. The glossy deep crimson skins and a red rim on each onion ring, give a delightful bicolour effect in salads.
We recommend you grow these varieties if you have particularly heavy soil. The spring and summer warmth will warm up the soil which the roots will thrive in, giving you superior bulbs.
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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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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