Instead of harvesting them earlier in the year as scallions, I let my Egyptian Onion plants from the top sets sown last autumn grow on and die down. This was to increase the number of plants I’m able to get top sets from.
Continue reading “Egyptian Walking Onion Bulbs”
If you’re read through the other posts you may notice that I have a thing for alliums.
Not only do they taste good but, if allowed to flower they have some glorious looking flowers.
Continue reading “Flowering Alliums”
Having planted out my Babington Leeks in Autumn I’m pleased that not only have they survived but have thrived.
Continue reading “Babington Leek Update”
It’s been raining most of the time the last couple of days so I took advantage of a dry bit to get some overwintering crops in.
Continue reading “Planting Overwintering Alliums”
A couple of weeks ago I found the seeds for Allium Polyanthum (Many flowered Garlic) and Allium Angulosum (Mouse Garlic) – both of which were hard to find in the UK – at a site called http://rareplants.eu
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OK, so maybe I should draw the line at over 40 types of Alliums, but there’s still some that interest me – so I may be able to squeeze in one or two more and possibly drop some of the annuals if the perennials perform well. Continue reading “Allium Wishlist”
I like alliums, chopped in a corned beef sandwich, baked whole, used to flavour stews, etc. and I tend to grow quite a few each year. Since getting the New Territories I’ve been thinking about having a perennial bed or two and have been looking at perennial alliums Continue reading “All year Alliums Challenge 2016/17”
Who doesn’t want heads of garlic as big as your fist with individual cloves almost as big as a regular head but with a mild garlic flavour that won’t loose your friends. Well that’s what Elephant Garlic gives you. Continue reading “Elephant Garlic”
With so many posts on garlic, leeks and onions in a row it’s starting to look like I’m a bit of an allium nut. I’m not honest (although it’s going to take a lot of convincing as there may be more in the pipeline). Continue reading “More Alliums!!!”
Lately I’ve been looking at a number of different edible perennial alliums and I’ve came across one which has piqued my interest. Continue reading “Many-Flowered Garlic – A Potential Perennial Leek”