A Morning in the Garden

This is our previous Welsh Onion (like spring onions) bed. Its half-empty and surrounded to the left by parsnips to the right by carrots and on the top end by courgettes.
The ground around the onion plants was full of a sort of moss and I had asked the best husband (Jeremy Clarkson voice) in the world if that’s a bad thing and how I could get rid of it. You can also see mustard plants which are our green manure.
This is the empty Welsh Onion bed. The best husband (Jeremy Clarkson voice) in the world said, that the soil is compacted and needs digging and that I need to transplant the onions which I did this morning. Had hoped it would need about an hour but I ended up doing it for three hours.
This is the other side of the apple tree where I planted the onions. (Looks like we won’t be running out anytime soon πŸ˜‰ ) To the left is grass. To the right a cucumber plant and beans. To the top we have the apple tree and radishes. I gave every row of newly planted onions a ten-litre watering can full of water so I hope they survive today’s heat. Might have to put in some more water tonight.

Just in case you wonder why we did that: Welsh Onions grow back if you leave the root in the ground and just cut off the tops. We had onions all through winter because it didn’t freeze here. So in spring, we cut them all to the bottom and they grew back.

And my goodness was the soil compacted in the other flower bed. I hardly could dig through. My hands are a bit funny now because in the end I had to break everything up by hand. I am definitely grounded now πŸ˜‰

Have a lovely day my dears and if not know, that I sent you positive energy early on today πŸ™‚

Welsh Onions moving

in the morning stone-hard soil

Now afternoon tea

14 thoughts on “A Morning in the Garden

    • Thanks. Its a little on the wild side but mainly my husbands work. He is a trained gardener and put lots of compost in. He also has an ancient rotivator that works well to work the soil in spring. This year I do more because I am at home and he works full-time. Thats why it is so wild. Wouldn’t happen on his watch lol

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  1. What makes a Welsh onion different from any other onion? Just curious. I have no green thumb, but rather a black one, and I’m not allowed to touch our flowers, only to water them. I can look, but not touch. πŸ™‹

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