This week, I sorted through the onion sets that had been dug up at the end of the last season. As you can see below, some were much bigger than others. The larger ones can be planted straight out into the raised beds in a few weeks, but my dad and me (wanting to get outside) planted up some of the smaller sets into peat pots. This way, you can allow the bulbs some time in the safety (from birds) and warmth (relative) of the greenhouse, ready to plant out in the peat pots in a few weeks. If you want to strategically plan your harvesting, you can do this on a rotational basis, leaving a portion of the smaller set to the side for the time being. I will upload some more stories and images once the crop gets going. Happy onion-ing!
The Urban Gardener opened in January in Etterbeek (Chaussée de Wavre). This pop up store sells a vast range of terrariums, some open top and some closed, and some with a mini-sun, in the form of a micro-sun (LED lightbulbs in the jars). Terrariums have been the go-to trend for metropolitan gardeners, yet some complain both about their price, and this "hipster association". Although the price of these glass jars can be a litte on the steep side, if it allows people in small apartments to introduce a little microcosm of forest green into their home, perhaps it is worth it.
Dominic, the owner of the The Urban Gardener, is very cheery and welcoming. He hosts workshops on a monthly basis - see the below link for details!
Click here to visit the site. Pay Dominic a visit if in Bruxelles!