Venturing back into the garden

Spring onions thriving under a cloche

Spring onions thriving under a cloche

Last weekend I finally ventured back into the garden as we had the first dry weekend after the cold weather. It does look quite desolate in parts but there are signs of hope. One or two spring bulbs are beginning to poke out of the soil and, unlike last year, all of our delicate perennials have been safely protected with fleece.

But what really caught my eye was that my spring onions are thriving. I sowed them in late October (I chose White Lisbon) and covered them with a Longrow Super Cloche (you can see it in the photo). And that’s it – I haven’t touched them since.

Now I’m looking forward to taking a few as thinnings within a few weeks and hoping for a good crop later on. A really low-maintenance exercise, really!

  • We didn’t grow enough Spring Onions last year – must remember to sow in succession so we always have some to pluck.

  • james

    hey guys… im still looking at my desolate wasteland and wondering why, after mild days during the week, the weather has invariably turned to freezing just in time to make it impossible to actualy do anything at the weekends, still whats life without a challenge?!!
    Just wondered if there is any truth in the rumour that Dobies are coming to Carlisle with a new purpose built nursery?

  • And hello again James. No need to despair over the weather, frustrating as it may be; nature has a way of catching up with itself. Perhaps we are too impatient. At least the daylight lengthens – and what a good time to be planning and reading; we’ll all be far too busy to do that come summer!