Overwintering Onions, Part Deux

Five weeks on from first being pushed into the ground, these onion sets are really starting to grow well.

Onions five weeks after planting

Onions five weeks after planting

They’re in a raised bed, covered by mesh, so in theory are reasonably protected from harsh winter weather. But it’s so mild here at the moment – mid-December – that the cover is only really keeping birds off.

Some of the sets were ordinary non-winter varieties but i think this mild spell will have given even those a chance to establish good roots, so that they too should be strong and ready to pick in the Spring.

Of course now that I’ve mentioned the mild weather a new ice age will start tomorrow!

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