I’ve been searching for some Swift onion sets to sow now and harvest in May next year. This, I thought, would help me in my quest to be totally self-sufficient in onions for one whole year. I have around 50 onions in storage right now, and three bags of shallots. This might last us until March or April next year – assuming that none of them rot and they are all usable. So I really needed to get those onions in on time. However, because I am running behind this year (not sure how that happened) I found that most places had sold out. So with no sign of Swift onions at any of the regular seed stores that I use I decided to consult eBay to see what was on offer there. I’m happy to report that I found 50 Radar onion sets (just as early as Swift I think) for Ã‚Â£1.49 from Home+GardenStore. They arrived two days ago and they’re now in the ground along with some garlic and shallots from my own stores.