I don’t eat many green beans. Not in proportion to the amount that I grow.
Most of my beans are dried and I grow quite a few every year to last me through a years worth of soups, stews, baked beans and bacon and bean salads. I’ve tried “A” frames, wigwams and “V” frames. This year I’m trying something different.
Continue reading Beans For Breakfast
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
My honeyberries are in bloom.
Continue reading Blooming Honeys
Last year I had two Yacon plants which produced some storage roots and a couple of large crowns covered in purple bumpy bits. These crowns have been stored in my garage over winter in breathable puts of damp compost. They’re now starting to show signs of sprouting with the purple lumpy bits producing whitish eyes.
Continue reading Yacon Carve Up
Whilst weeding one of the beds I came across my little skitter plants. These had been sown as seed last year and spent most the year remaining tiny and trying to flower before dying back in Autumn. Because of this I held out little hope of them surviving and basically forgot about them.
Continue reading Rediscovered a Forgotten Crop
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!!!
On the way home this morning I bought myself a tray of leek seedlings to plant up for an experiment. Continue reading Baby leeks -Destined for experimentation
It’s easy to tell the different between onions, leeks and garlic isn’t it Continue reading Knowing your onions
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