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salad greens. As you can see,
the birds found the gap and quickly began pecking the soft, uncovered leaves of all the plants lining the edge of the bed. So annoying, but it’s a good reminder to keep your netting pegged down properly!
GROW ONIONS IN CONTAINERS
It’s not worth the time and effort growing onions in pots, but mini onions are another story! These pretty little alliums grow into perfect miniature bulbs and are a delight to eat. Simply sow seeds in a container of good-quality potting mix, and thin the seedlings out to 2-3cm apart. Try ‘Pearl Drop’ and ‘Purplette’ from Kings Seeds.
Keep your tomatoes thriving by feeding with a liquid plant food every two weeks. We’re on the cusp of summer so from now on, pay close attention to watering as well.