For some reason only known to the deepest darkest recess of my mind I have a huge amount of shallots this year. Far too many for my tiny plot. Last year I purchased some Asparagus crowns from a magazine offer. I also ordered some French Shallots. Anyway the packet arrived in due course & there were loads of them. Like a complete fool I planted all of them & now I am without that part of the garden until July. I have learnt my lesson.
French shallots & garlic planted in a 8 ft by 4 ft bed. The shallots look like green spiders & are planted either side of the garlic. These shallots shall be roasted whole in their skins & the flesh squished out, used for risotto & on the BBQ.
Red onions, I love these in salads or sandwiches. They are lovely & sweet straight from the garden. I shall also be making some onion marmalade.
I also have spring onions which are far nicer pulled from the garden than the course ones bought from the supermarket. And for the first time I have sown some Silver-skin onion seeds. I like tiny pickled onions where as Mike prefers larger ones (hence the shallots in troughs) only I don't think they have germinated yet Apart from the flowering kind in the front garden. that is my onion family collection for this year.
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