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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

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