offer just 5 items by mail order that we do not
grow from seed, but by root cuttings. These are
Comfrey, French Tarragon, Mint, Tree Onion and
can be ordered and paid for with
your order for seed. Seed
will be sent to you straightaway, while any root
cuttings ordered will be sent separately during
April/May for immediate planting. We
send two to four bulbs for £10.50 per variety
(includes postage). SOLD
onions are fascinating and fun to grow - a real
talking point in the garden ! We send out a few
bulbs which you plant and grow on. The plant looks
a bit like a giant chives, and the leaves are edible
and can be chopped and used in the same way as chives.
By late summer the plant develops a stem, at the
top of which small onions appear. These can be harvested
and eaten in casseroles or raw in sandwiches.
onions are hardy perennials. They are unlikely to
produce in their first year, but will develop a
good root system ready for producing bulbs the following
summer. They like good fertile soil in full sun
to do well, just the same as other members of the
onion family. Keep well watered. After about three
years, it is a good idea to dig up your plant and
replant it in composted and freshly dug ground.
This way it will continue to do well. The clumps
can be divided at this time to make more plants.
you receive your bulbs in the post.....
the package immediately, and plant each bulb
in a 13cm plastic pot in soil-based compost.
Place outside in the sun and keep watered.
After a couple of months, plant out in the
garden or on the allotment and water in.