I already have some peat free potting compost so I can plant straight away when I get them. I will probably germinate them inside because the greenhouse is not heated. I will put the tray into a transparent plastic bag and leave it near the window. Now it is my understanding, although I don't know where I read it, that onions can stand quite low temperatures once they have germinated. So, I am going to put them out in the greenhouse and hope for the best.
We have been having a very cold winter here in the UK and temperatures in my garden have gone down to -16oC several times. This means that I have lost a lot of my stored potatoes. I store them in large paper bags and cardboard boxes. Once they freeze they go soft and begin rotting. I might still have enough to last until the spring but I have lost about half of them. I was not expecting the weather to be so severe this year.
Over the years I have forgotten how bad winters can get. Each year the winters have been warmer and storing vegetables has become much easier. Still nothing goes to waste and they were put onto the compost heap.
In the 1950s and 1960s I put my potatoes in a clamp.
|The spring was just infront of the shed. I removed all the top soil from the path and from under the shed and replaced it with stones. Covered the stone with a little subsoil and then laid the slabs.|