|Above: Onion sets purchased.|
This was my first year growing onion and I'm happy with the results. Every time I grow something new I get a rush of uncertainty at some stage - with the onions the uncertainty came when pulling them up and how to dry and store them. I think I managed and as I didn't grow very many I think I'll have them eaten in a couple of months so the storing isn't too necessary. I really enjoy growing things I haven't grown before. Here's a little record of their start and finish in the garden.
|Above: Starting to grow - The onion bulbs in the open growing tray seemed to have better root systems than the ones grown in the individual squares. Photo taken 7 May.|
|Above: In my new raised beds, I used the square foot growing idea and onions took up two of my growing areas. They were planted in the bed at the end of May. Photo taken 21 July.|
|Above: A closer look at the onions in the bed. Photo taken 29 July.|
|Above: On reflection I think I pulled the onions a bit too soon, however, the leafy stalks were starting to flop over so I pulled them up. Photo taken 10 August.|
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