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Space the rows 25-30cm apart. Firm the soil round each set. Harvesting How do onions grow? Now what? Onions produce green tips above the ground and the edible bulb grows under the soil. The green tip grows about 30cm tall and the top of the bulb starts to show slightly above the ground. When fully grown most of the onion will be above soil level. Once your onions are dry, plait them into strings and hang up to store somewhere cool and dry. When: About 12 weeks after planting the sets, between June and September, once the leaves start to go yellow.
Start by picking the central purple bud – this will encourage the plant to grow additional sprouts. Regular picking encourages more to grow. Now what? Once the shoots stop emerging or turn to yellow flowers, pull up the plants, flatten the fibrous main stems with a hammer or similar, or chop them up and put them on the compost heap.
Row of French bean plants. T You can save seeds for next year by leaving some bean pods on the plants to grow fully and dry out. Then open the pods, remove the beans, dry completely on a sunny windowsill and store until next year in a cool dry place. 3 | Easy-to-grow vegetables 39 Garlic Garlic is really easy to grow. It also stores well and doesn’t need much space in your garden or container. It’s great to have your own string of garlic hanging in the kitchen ready to use. Plant or seed? Garlic is grown from garlic cloves.
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