Posted by: flat_bob | May 17, 2008

King of the Veg


For me, the onion is king of the vegetables. Its gets used in my cooking more than any other. It’s versatile, comes in lots of different types (big, small, white, red) and can be stored for months. Onions a year long veg ingredient.

Sure, some veg may be more tasty. I’m thinking of Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Asparagus and the like, but these are more like pop stars – great for a short period of time, but they fade quickly and become tiresome after a while.

No, an onion has substance and longevity. It wont win prizes for looks and it’s influence often goes unappreciated, but when it comes to the crunch the onion can always be relied upon to do what is expected of it. A king amongst veg.

All hail the onion.




  1. Blimey, thats a lot of onions…guess you really like them! They’re looking pretty fab though. Lets hope the sunshine returns soon so we can all enjoy our gardens again…

  2. Well done Darlington.

    Soil looks heavy loam to me so drainage may be a problem later but certainly at present all is looking splendid. I take it you have grown these from set’s.
    What variety would they be?

    Onions in isolation may not be as tasty as purple sprouting broccoli but what better to enhance a stew.

  3. Thanks Ken. Yes, the soil does retain a lot of moisture, although they are on a part of the plot that shouldn’t get too flooded if it rains. They were grown from sets, but there are some more from seed. Some of these are Sturon and some Red Baron. I’ve got some shallots on the go on another part of the plot also – yes OPSP, I do like the odd onion!

  4. Hi Bob, that’s a beautifully clean onion bed. I quite agree, onions and shallots are a staple of ours, and leeks too.


  5. […] Onion Harvest So its time to bring in the onions. […]

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