On Saturday I cleared out the dead squash plants from the hugelkultur, turned the earth over a little and planted a lot of garlic and 200 onions.
For the record the garlic is – from the east Marco (4 bulbs), Cristo (4 bulbs), Germidour (4 bulbs), Thermidor (2 bulbs), Iberian Wight (1 bulb) and Purple Wight (1 bulb). I got them half price from the local garden centre so we will see how they do. I will get some more from the Organic Gardening Catalogue as usual.
The onions were 100 red electric and 100 yellow Senshyu.
Having planted them, I covered them in bags of alpaca poo and old hay from the sheep shelter and feeding area – the latter to act as a mulch.
I want to see if planting in the autumn improves yield and size – this is why I am writing about it here as within a week I will have forgotten when and what I planted!
N.B. there were lots of worms in the hugelkultur which is great.
N.B. I still have to weed and prep the rest of the hugelkultur and mulch it ready for winter – and let’s not even mention the fruit cage and beds at the back of the house – hands over ears if anyone mentions the greenhouses or the raspberry and gooseberry garden