The onions I planted the other week are starting to sprout.
I am, however, a little concerned about the fact that a few of them are now sitting a little proud of the soil level. The rain we had during the week seems to have lifted some of them somewhat.
Seeing as they have roots showing I’m not sure if I should dig them out a little now and re-sink them or simply mound up a little soil around them to protect the roots. I’m thinking the latter as I don’t want to damage any roots that have grown.
This also shows that my soil has a little more clay in it than I really want. It seems to want to clag up when wet. This is something I will need to think about over the summer and see if I can get hold of anything that will help it for next year.
I’m trying to get hold of some horse manure (well rotted or not)…. It’s proving more difficult than I imagined. God knows how I’m going to get any mushroom compost or anything like that and I don’t produce enough in my bin to do my whole area.
If anyone has any other suggestions I’d be grateful.