On our dense, clay soil onion and shallots are better planted in the spring so that they are not sitting in the cold and wet over winter.
You can grow red or white onions and a selection of shallots, available from mid January.
Seed potatoes are one of the easiest vegetables to grow and very rewarding. There are 4 main types - First Earlies, Second Earlies, Maincrops and Salad. The type determines when to plant them and generally what they can be used for once harvested. We’re always on hand to help those not too sure as to which to grow and how!
We’ll have loose potatoes for those of you growing just a handful in a container and nets of larger quantities for those of you with the space to grow them in the ground, as well as some taster packs for trying out a different variety this year.
Visit early to guarantee the variety you want is still available and you can start chitting them straight away. But don’t plant until the end of March at the earliest.
Garlic is another ‘bulb’ available at this time of year for planting in your vegetable patch. Make sure you plant it in very free draining soil in a very sunny spot to get the best crop.