Taylors electric onions
Gardening Growing your own

50 electric onions planted

We eat a lot of vegetables, and since we’ve moved to the countryside we’ve been experimenting with what we can successfully grow ourselves. Over the summer, we grew Isobel onions from seed, and they were extremely flavoursome and a bug success. We purchased a bag of Taylor’s Electric onions from our local garden centre, a winter onion, to get an early harvest next year.

kale eaten by caterpillars

Kale devoured by caterpillars

Our garden has been teeming with butterflies, but we’ve discovered that butterflies and kale (all brassicas in fact) are not a perfect match because the butterflies have laid larvae on our kale and the caterpillars that have emerged are having an all you can eat kale buffet, which we’re not hugely pleased about.

isobel onion

Harvesting our Isobel Onions

Our first year of growing our own vegetables has been a mixed bag. The kale is still going strong as is the celery, and the lettuce is finally starting to fade. Our Isobel onions are now also ready and they’ve been fantastic. We grew them from seed, and only planted about a dozen as an experiment to see what grows well. We’ll definitely be planting a stack of these next year.