The shortest day has now passed by and it is the perfect time to sow onion seed or plant seedlings. Choose a sunny well drained position which has been generously limed. If sowing onions from seed ensure good viable, fresh seed is used and not old seed from the previous year. Add a little washed river sand or propagation sand, allowing the seed to be more evenly distributed and gently dribble the seed into the drill. Germination is quick and will only take 3-4 weeks.
Now is a great time to plant Broad beans, Asparagus, Spinach, Seed potato, Spring onion, Broccoli, Peas, Rhubarb, Radish and our locally grown and ever popular New Zealand yams are now available for planting.
If you would like to grow cabbages it is best to wait a few months, maybe consider the popular European alternative, edible Kale. Kale is especially good when grown through winter and flavour improves when harvested after a frost. Kale is recognised as a superfood that is packed with nutritional benefits - a great cabbage or spinach substitute