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Sunday, 20 March 2011

Onion Beds and Team Yorkshire meeting



Over the last 2 days things have been moving on I have now finished my Onion beds I topped them off with some more manure and a scattering of tev 4, Dolomite Lime & Seaweed Meal I then tilled the beds with my Mantis Tiller (other tillers are available) It is a brilliant piece of kit for smaller areas I have half shares with Ted. we bought it last year. I recommend these tillers as you get a fine well mixed medium with little effort.All it took for each bed was 5 mins.

I also created a raised bed of 100 litres using half a Blue drum to grow my largest for weight Onion. I am trying to beat 10 lb.

Today also marked the first meeting of team Yorkshire,  Dan  Visited me today for the first meeting of team Yorkshire, who will be competing with smithyveg at Harrogate We needed to formulate a plan of attack to ensure that we get the 1 - 2. Said plan is now in place without Tomatoes which are easy to grow, watch this space.Smithy.

10 comments:

  1. Looks superb Paul
    I am hoping to try to grow some onions in my tunnel in the same way
    I don't have the facilities this year to grow for competition at any level but wanted to try them

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  2. Cheers Darren It is a lot of work, and can easily go wrong. I am aiming to plant them in to their final positions on Saturday.

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  3. Looks like a great set up best of luck with the Onions!

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  4. Cheers Damo Saturday will be the day they go in to the beds
    as I am away in Aberdeen this week

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  5. Looks like you're really cooking now, Paul. Good luck with the 10-pounder.

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  6. Cheers Richard I am now ready to plant them
    Dan has taken a few to see if either of us can break the magical 10lb barrier.

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  7. Paul

    Re,. your pot leeks last year. Did you have to lengthen them, and when/how did you blanch them? Did you grow them in your tunnel or in the open?

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  8. Richard pot leeks do not need lengthening or blanching they blanch naturaly I grew them in the tunnel to a good size hope that helps

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  9. Thanks, Paul. I only asked because Daniel Calderbank's book implies that short tubes can be used and some strains may neeh slight lengthening. It an old book, so strains may well have changed.

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  10. Hi Paul can you drop me an email as I got a problem with your xanth order. Cheers mate
    Regards adam

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