Allium Have Emerged

Rocheport is over a week (and perhaps two) behind St Louis but the allium at the farm have emerged and have robust foliage. It’s great to see! The bulbs were the size of baseballs and we had a very respectable germination rate, approximately 90% to 95% with no sign of rodent damage (they’re inside the garden proper to protect from deer).

We also had great emergence with the narcissus, although it was so cold that they seem quite short and, frankly, marginal for bouquets (and late!).

The netting is to provide support when the allium is taller — we are on the top of a hill and the wind can break the stems when the flower heads get larger.