Size isn’t everything! Giant onions may not make the grade

My ‘Mammoth’ onions have a long way to go if they are to get as big as their potential 3kg weight. They didn’t have the perfect life I admit and I didn’t give them special treatment but I fear I am not going to have anything spectacular. Having said that, in the past week the bulbs have started to put on weight like me locked in a chocolate shop so there is still time.

Big onions fail to wow

Big onions fail to wow

I will not give up on them though and I think I have learned enough to give it a second go next year when I will put them in richer soil. I was terrified of feeding too much after I found some white rot in some areas last year but I think I will try them somewhere else next year and go for broke. At least they look healthy enough right now and there is still a month of growing to go! Watch this space.



, ,

One Comment on “Size isn’t everything! Giant onions may not make the grade”

  1. lizard100
    July 12, 2014 at 9:20 am #


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Sweetgum and Pines

gardening in the North Carolina piedmont

Ravenscourt Gardens

Learning life's lessons in the garden!

RMW: the blog

Roslyn's photography, art, cats, exploring, writing, life

An Irish Gardener

Gardening in Ireland, our own garden, gardens visited and book reviews


un altro blog sul giardinaggio...


four decades of organic vegetable gardening and barely a clue

The Long Garden Path

A walk round the Estate!

The Tropical Flowering Zone

Photographic Journals from the Tropics

Flowery Prose

Growing words about writing, gardening, and outdoors pursuits in Alberta, Canada.


Gardening on the edge of a cliff

Uprooted Magnolia

I'm Leah, a freelance Photographer born and raised in Macon, GA, USA. I spent 8 years in the wild west and this is my photo journal on life, love, and the spirit of Wyoming. Welcome to Uprooted Magnolia.

Interesting Literature

A Library of Literary Interestingness

Garden Variety

A Gardening, Outdoor Lifestyle and Organic Food & Drink Blog

For the Love of Iris

Articles, Tips and Notes from Schreiner's Iris Gardens

One Bean Row

Words and pictures from an Irish garden by Jane Powers

Plant Heritage

We are working to conserve the nations garden plants for people to use and enjoy today and tomorrow


An English experience of gardening in Ireland - and back in the UK

%d bloggers like this: