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Knowing your onions
Posted on August 4, 2015 by West Dean Gardens
Towards the end of July a couple of inches of much-needed rain fell. The summer rains have not made much of an appearance so far this year so we really, really appreciated it when it finally arrived. After all the rain last year, this year's dry weather is capping the growth of the garden, you know how it is - gardeners are never really happy with the weather.
Veg Talk: Our spuds, onions and their allies have been harvested in the kitchen garden leaving room to plant chicory endive and radicchio modules. There is also space for more sowings of beetroot, chard, spring onions and carrots for baby vegetables towards the end of the season. These crops relish the fertility and friability of the vacated potato ground and along with leeks, thrive here in the second half of the season.
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