January 24, 2011
I picked up some onion and leek sets at the Great Outdoors Nursery last week and planted them in my garden this weekend. Alliums (onions, garlic, leeks, chives) are my favorite crop to grow – they are very hardy and have few pests and diseases. January is a great time to plant onion and leek sets - sets usually come in bundles and are small, partially dried individual plants that can be separated and set directly in the garden. Be sure to water them thoroughly the first week so they establish well in your garden!