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    Default All year Alliums Challenge 2016/17

    By popular request (Small Pumpkin, Vixylix and Muddled), our next Challenge is to grow Alliums all year round.
    SP fancies Leeky Buckets,
    Vixy wants to plant a garlic clove a week
    Muddled wants as many onions as she can grow
    and I'd like to be able to pick a fresh Allium of any sort every week of the year.

    So make up your own rules as you go along. Tell us what you're doing or picking each week and lets share ideas.
    The Allium family includes onions, leeks, garlic, spring onions, chives and more...........so plenty of choice!

    Some of our discussions have been moved to this thread as a reminder...........
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    VC I have been pondering the next challenge quandary...............leek bucket challenge?
    That's leek not leaky bucket

    Think I will leave the big ideas to you, you're much better at it

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    Spring onions? I've grown mine in buckets this year (granted once, not weekly) but they're doing really well!

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    I've been wondering about an All year round Alliums Challenge. Pick a fresh allium every week - be it leek, spring onion, garlic or onion. Waddya reckon?
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    I'll play for half the year........I'm a fair weather gardener

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    I like it! It'll be warmer planting the garlic in January if I'm only planting one a week

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    When I said "pick" I meant Pick it out of the ground to eat - not pick it out your seed stash to sow.
    My way you'd have to plan your sowing to be able to have a fresh allium every week...............but I guess sowing one every week would also work. Like Wk 1 = leeks, wk 2 = onions Wk 3 spring onions etc.
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    I'm definitely up for an allium challenge!

    I want a way to be self sufficient in onions/shallots without giving them my entire allotment!
    I've started a module tray of 'bunches' of spring onions to try and keep me going over the winter in the tumble down greenhouse and I am VERY keen to hear any more ideas for a year round supply!

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