Sunday, 28 August 2011
Triumphs and Failures part 2
This year I started my onion sets off in modules so as to get a good root system before I planted them, as last year the birds pulled them out as soon as I put them in. The sets spent more time on top of the soil than in it. It seems to have worked and I am pleased with the results, the onions are three times the size they were last year.
Spring onions have done well also, but the Shallots were a disaster, they all went to seed very quickly and I had nothing to harvest.
So, what conclusions have I come to. Well, I have mixed feelings - in the greenhouse the tomatoes did well, but the cucumbers and peppers not so well. In the garden lack of rain was the main culprit, and no matter how much you water, there is no comparison with a good downpour of rain that really soaks into the ground. I am not making excuses for the failures - some years are good, some years are bad - as gardeners we have to take the rough with the smooth.
Posted by elaine at 19:04