This ‘double glazing for plants’ is getting these early onions off to a good start at the beginning of March.
Each plant has its own baseless pop bottle for individual cover. Then there is the glass sheet that will keep off the snow and the sink sides to keep out some frost. Intensive care for plants that can be treated as individuals may be worth the effort when our local vegetable show comes around (no wonder I have lost to this neighbour before.)
This is another of the local money free protection schemes where the Leeks are grown in lengths of drain pipe. I guess this helps with blanchingÂ but more importantly extends the cropping season. Talking of Leeks, yesterday I bought some seed of Swiss Giant Zermatt to pick from July as baby leeks and some Blue Green Autumn Neptune for resistance to Leek rust disease.