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    Default Anyone else plant shallots/garlic/onions today?

    From what I can gather, it's not especially sound horticultural advice but I know it's traditional to plant members of the onion family on this, the shortest day, with the intention of harvesting them on the longest.

    We went for shallots - our very first thing we've planted on the lottie! I can't say any of the four kids were hugely impressed by the time we'd finished but, hey, it was a cold, grey day, so hopefully the harvest (if any!!!) will be more fun! I enjoyed myself, anyway!

    Anyone else?

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    Had intended planting some garlic but didn't quite find the time. Will plant some tomorrow in the hope that it won't make much difference!
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    Shirl, I think technically (for reasons I'm a bit vague on!) this year the 22nd *is* actually the shortest day, so I'm sure it definitely counts!

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    Planted my garlic last week in september it is about a foot high now Elephant garlic about 1 inch high shallots put in same day aint woke up yet jacob

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    No, it's too freaking cold !

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    I intend planting all my onion and leek seeds next week!
    My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
    to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

    Diversify & prosper



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    Is this the famous "washing-up-avoidance" stragegy Snadger?
    Whoever plants a garden believes in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snadger
    I intend planting all my onion and leek seeds next week!
    Where you keeping the seeds snadger?
    Manda.

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    And a heaven in a wild flower

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