My largest Onion has loved this good weather and has grown to 8" circumferance with another not far behind.
I have thinned some of my shallots down to 4,these were the ones I got last year from Smithyveg they were the largest of my stock and some had divided in to 6. The trick is to remove the surplus shallot shoots and leave 4, these should be opposite each other leaving a symmetrical plant this gives the remaining bulbs space to grow, you may have to remove a larger bulb to get a symmetrical plant but it will be worth it in the end you need to remove the old decaying bulb as well. the end result should look like the photo below.
I used the thinning's for a lovely salad this evening as I do not enter any shows with a pickling shallots
My first sowing of Parsnips in the drums are now ready for thinning as they have their first true leaves.
The Onion setts that were planted last November have really moved on in the last couple of weeks I have had to straighten a few as they were loose in the compost and leaning so i used some small canes to support them.