The onion seed I sowed two weeks back, which has been cosseted in my computer room, is emerging through the compost. These don’t want to spend too long indoors and can now be transferred to a warm spot in my greenhouse, so they can soon be transplanted on into individual compartments.
While cleaning up all the remnants of the Christmas wrapping I was just about to put all the long, empty paper tubes on the compost heap when I had a brainwave! These would make perfect pots in which to grow my parsnips. Cu ing them into 12.5cm (5in) lengths and standing them in trays, then filling them with compost, they’d be ideal for sowing. Being long and bo omless, the parsnips can make a long root before being planted out. The roots wouldn’t be impeded, reducing the risk of forked parsnips.
My onion seedlings are growing well