Biologisch Winterpootgoed: Planten voor de Toekomstige Oogst

Organic Winter Seed Potatoes: Plants for the Future Harvest

Introduction: Hey green friends, welcome to Mini Greens! Here at Mini Greens we are passionate about organic gardening and want to help you with every step of your green adventure. Today we take you on a journey into the world of organic winter seed potatoes - yellow onion, red onion and garlic. These are the crops you can plant now to harvest next year and enjoy the flavors of your own garden.

When to plant: As the leaves begin to fall and temperatures drop, it's time to think about the future of your garden. In the fall you can plant yellow onions, red onions and garlic. This is when they start working underground to prepare for a spectacular comeback in the spring and summer. Make sure you plant these crops before frost hits.

How to plant: Think of the ground as a canvas and your seed potatoes as colorful brushstrokes. For yellow and red onions, push the onion sets into the ground with the point up, just visible above the ground. Give them some space, about 4 inches apart, so they have room to grow. When it comes to garlic, break the cloves from the bulb and press the cloves into the soil with the point up, at a depth of about 10 cm, leaving a space of 10 cm between the cloves. To make this easy to remember, apply the following rule '10-10-10' (10cm deep, 10cm distance, on October 10).

Winter care: Winter is coming, and you want your little green secrets to stay safe and warm. Cover them with a layer of straw to protect them from really hard frost. Is it only freezing a little? Nothing to worry about, they can handle this just fine. Keep an eye out for possible pests and diseases, but don't worry, these plants are hardy and can tolerate a lot. And when it comes to watering, remember that they don't get much thirst during the winter.

Harvesting and Storing: Now comes the fun part! In the spring the leaves will wilt and dry ( usually June/July, but unfortunately anything can be possible with the changing climate...) . This is the sign that it is time to harvest. Harvest your onions and garlic and allow them to dry thoroughly before storing them in a cool, dry place. You now have your own organic harvest to enjoy.

Conclusion: Growing organic winter seed potatoes is like planting small promises for the future. With patience, care and attention, you can expect a bountiful harvest and enjoy the fruits of your labor. So go ahead and prepare your garden for a tasty and organic treat this spring. We're here to support you on your green journey, so let us know how we can help!

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