The allotment diary. What happens when, what works, what doesn't on plot 18 of Swanland allotments.
Friday, 17 March 2017
Spring onions on tape
I bought some onion sets and a few packets of seeds. One of them is White Lisbon spring onions. The seeds are embedded in fibrous tape, spaced at the optimum spacing. The idea is to dig a shallow trough, cut the tape to the required length, lay the tape in the trough, cover with soil and water in. It sounds interesting, so I'll give it a go. No thinning required and the tape is supposed to help with drawing the right level of moisture to the seed for germination.
It's a touch too cold yet, but hopefully next week I can plant a strip of tape that will turn into a nice row of spring onions.