|home grown spring onions|
- spring onions
Veg I manage to keep myself supplied with
I always have spring onions on the go in the garden.We do make lots of food that uses spring onions and they are so lovely fresh. Their long leaves are always round and fat with air and sound lovely when you brush them beside each other. I confess, I have only so far grown them from nursery bought seedlings, but I have ordered some spring onion seed and am going to try from seed very soon. Does anyone out there have advice on growing spring onions from seed?
|spring onion, with parsley and eggplant|
It is pretty easy to keep us in rocket too. It grows so quickly that constant picking, even when very small is essential to keep on top of the supply. And nothing ever goes wrong with rocket. It just grows!
I always grow enough to have a stash in the freezer. That never seems to run out before I start picking fresh ones and I always preserve lots of chillies in various forms each year to tie me over even if the frozen ones run out.
Lemons (but you said veg, lemons are fruit)
Yes, you are right but they are another of those thing I manage to keep myself in.
Other things I never buy are herbs like, parsley, thyme, oregano, rosemary, mint and Vietnamese mint
Things I can't even imagine buying and am happy to eat seasonally
|tonight's spring onion pick|
I like all sorts of lettuce but cannot imagine eating the shop bought ones which are always floppier than the home grown. You also can pick off individual leaves as they grow so you don't have to wait till the plant is mature.
I have noticed that the list of things I don't buy is not really very long and will be aiming to increase the number...
What do you mange to keep yourself supplied with? What can't you bring yourself to buy?