Overwintered onions - sometimes called Japanese onions - are planted in September as sets and are hardy enough to stand even the coldest winters we get here.
There are 4 garlic plants among these. I planted a whole bulb's worth of them so I don't know what's happened to the others.......
These will be ready towards the end of June.
One of the garlics will be saved until next year, however you can just go to the supermarket, buy a garlic bulb, break it up, peel the papery skin off and plant! That's what we did when we first got the allotment!
In autumn last year, I dug out all the strawberry plants and runners, and gave the bed a really good weed, getting rid of as much of the invasive couch grass as possible. Then, putting in plenty of manure and compost, the best plants and runners (including some from the window box at home) went back in and certainly looking at them now it was worth the effort!
They are turned into jam (along with the raspberries, blackberries, rhubarb, some of the apples and the occasional blueberry!),
and preserved in vodka!