6 days ago
Autumn plantings means one less thing to do in spring. Last year this time I decided to exclusively use onion seeds. Up until then I had always been planting sets in autumn. Reason for this change was to limit the risk of importing diseases, reducing costs and having more varieties to choose from. So last spring, huge summer onions and sweet red ones, germinated perfectly in their soil blocks. But then when it was time to transplant, I ran out of time! Which resulted in no crop this season. What a bummer! Even though I will repeat spring sowing of selected varieties, I’m playing it safe with a transplanted overwintering type. Hopefully that is! There’s always the risk of thieving voles or flowering onions but I’m taking my chances. Besides, the blooms are delicious.