Living the Good Life…

Adventures of the garden patch

September Harvest

Only a small harvest, I pulled out the rest of the Maris Piper potatoes, and rescued what i could from the carrot and onion patch that has been ravaged by caterpillars so unfortunately the ones left are a bit small as you can see!

September Harvest

 

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Newly homed Onions

The Onions seem to be doing better in the large planter, they are able to grow better roots which is making there foliage stronger, and so all are able to shoot up as they should do untill they are ready to harvest.  They are also a lot easier to manage and their is no concern that they one will dry up in the sun, becuase of being in a small plant pot.

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Final home: Carrots and oninons

As a matter of urgency I decided to re-home my carrots. They were growing no bigger in the smaller seed trays I had set them in but as you can see from my previous post I was worried about damaging their roots. However I bit the bullet and re-homed them. The carrots in the small seed tray i simply moved all as one, there may be a problem later on for space but for now it was the best solution, to keep root disturbance to a minimum. The carrots which were in the individual trays which I photographed previously, were easier to move. because I had sown four to each section it was easier to separate them along with their original soil around the roots. So with these I planted them separately around the edges. So far they seem to be doing ok but I expect some may wilt after the trauma of being moved but I will keep you up to date on how they are doing. Now that I have more soil I also decided to pot some of my onions. Most of them were now in individual pots, however some of my white onions were still clumped together in their original seed pot and needed desperately re-homing. It was easier than last time as the plants are stronger and have better established roots, and the ones planted individually went straight in along with the soil from their pots. They will be a lot easier to manage in here than in the many single pots and there roots will have much more space to develop, and hopefully crop me some nice large onions!

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Onions

I have been sorting out my onions and seperating them into larher pots so that they have room to grow…

The pot at the front are my spring onions, and the pot behind are a few of my red oninons. I spaced my red onions out individually so that they would have enough room to grow.

These are more of my red oninons, i ended up having to plant them all indvidually as i ran out of larger pots. These have been in the greenhouse since the earlier bad weather but since the weather has changed they are not growing as well as the ones outside so today i am going to move them out and see if they pick up…

All I have left to do now is re-pot these white oninons, unfortunatly i have run out of pots and soil but hopefully it wont be too long before i get them more space to grow!

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