Week 11: Onion alert and green growth on the plot.

Added Sweet Peas next to the Blue Lake French Climbing Beans.

Added Sweet Peas next to the Blue Lake French Climbing Beans.

More pea flowers.

More pea flowers.

Potato growth (Caro) next to the Sweetheart Cabbage.

Potato growth (Caro) next to the Sweetheart Cabbage.

In amongst the peas.

In amongst the peas.

My first radish (although the backside had a small piece already eaten from it!)

My first radish (although the backside had a small piece already eaten from it!)

Onions looking odd and damaged. I have wandered the Allotment and some other plots have strange onions as well. I have put out slug pellets after finding lots of trails and slugs eating the onion leaves. Have to keep an eye on them.

Onions looking odd and damaged. I have wandered the Allotment and some other plots have strange onions as well. I have put out slug pellets after finding lots of trails and slugs eating the onion leaves. Have to keep an eye on them.

Closer up the Onions looks really damaged and ill.

Closer up the Onions looks really damaged and ill.

Of course, being year one and only week 11, I don’t have full knowledge of the crops grown in the previous /prior years. It may be that the previous plot holder has grown Onions in this spot and I should have rotated the plot round. It is interesting that one of my potato raised beds (Desiree) has almost all of the plants showing growth and healthy plants with the exception of a small plot which appears not to have anything growing in it! I will have to investigate and review!

 

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2 thoughts on “Week 11: Onion alert and green growth on the plot.

  1. If you use wood ash on your onions it prevents many problems. Put some in your watering can. Slug pellets are not a great option as the impact on the birds that eat the slugs is not properly researched. Your plot is looking good.

  2. Pingback: Week 16: “OH MY CAULI!” and “back to the weeding”… | My Big Allotment Challenge

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