Over wintering onions
Onion sets are tiny, immature onions that have been grown from seed. There are two chances for planting them, in autumn and in spring. Onion sets planted now to over winter will be ready in June or July next year; spring-sown sets mature later, in July or August. The over wintering onions have a crisper flesh than spring-sown sets so can be eaten straight away. They won’t store well but this is rarely a problem as they’re very tasty raw or cooked, great for summer dishes.
The sets are available now and can be collected from the shed on Wednesday or Sunday mornings. There are planting instructions on the GO2 website and also will be posted on the window of the big shed. Tip: Don’t plant in freshly manured soil as this encourages the sets to rot.
Sunday food-and-poetry-sharing lunch
Come along on Sunday, bring a dish to share and, if the forecast is to be believed, sit outside in the sun enjoying good food and company. And, in honour of last Thursday’s National Poetry Day, bring along a favourite poem to share after the meal.
Are you tidying your garden ready for winter?
If you have unwanted spring bulbs or, when splitting herbaceous plants, have a root or two to spare, Juyna would be very pleased to receive them for the flower borders around the big shed.
Very many thanks to everyone who helped to make last Saturday’s Open Day a great success. The efforts of those who organised, looked after and contributed to the tombola, plant, cake and preserve stalls means that a total of £142.10 has been added GO2 funds.