Week 28: Preparations for Winter… [Onions, Garlic, Pumpkins and Sprouts]

It seems strange to already be thinking, planning and planting for Winter 2014, especially as we’re only at the end of September but that’s life on a small plot. This week my first Winter Onions were transferred onto the Plot (after a few weeks of growing green leaves at home) as well as new Italian Bella Garlic. And a second larger delivery of Winter Onions arrived in the post, and have been planted in trays to start them off.

New Senshyu Onions (for winter) moved onto the Plot and covered in netting.

New Senshyu Onions (for winter) moved onto the Plot and covered in netting.

My new Senshyu Onions sitting with Winter Maris Peer Potatoes (for Xmas) and surrounded by Mint plants.

My new Senshyu Onions sitting with Winter Maris Peer Potatoes (for Xmas) and surrounded by Mint plants.

My first Garlic bulbs were separated and planted into the ground:

New Italian Bella Garlic planted in the front Raised Bed (formerly home to Sweetcorn and Cucumbers).

New Italian Bella Garlic planted in the front Raised Bed (formerly home to Sweetcorn and Cucumbers).

New Onions Sets received and planted in trays to get them going (before they get transferred onto my Plot at Fulham Palace Meadows):

The Onions being started off at home.

The Onions being started off at home.

Electric Red Onions for the Winter.

Electric Red Onions for the Winter.

Radar Onions starting off for Winter.

Radar Onions starting off for Winter.

Snowball Onions starting off for Winter.

Snowball Onions starting off for Winter.

Progress with my remaining four Pumpkins at Week 28.

Progress with my remaining four Pumpkins at Week 28.

Pumpkin 1: on the main path.

Pumpkin 1: on the main path.

Pumpkin 2: on the  east of the raised bed.

Pumpkin 2: on the
east of the raised bed.

Pumpkin 3: on the ground, north of the raised bed.

Pumpkin 3: on the ground, north of the raised bed.

Pumpkin 4: in the middle of the Raised Bed.

Pumpkin 4: in the middle of the Raised Bed.

And finally, my Bedford Brussels Sprouts are doing well despite the White Fly and continue to grow:

Bedford Brussel Sprouts progressing in Week 28.

Bedford Brussel Sprouts progressing in Week 28.

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