Onions, garlic and shallots are indispensable ingredients for Mediterranean cuisine lovers. Onions come in many varieties and sizes, and can be grown from sets or from seed. If you select onion varieties with good storage properties, you can enjoy home-grown onions virtually all year round. Garlic and shallots are also easy to cultivate, enabling you to add that Mediterranean flavour to your cooking. Great health benefits - select onions, garlic and shallots for your vegetable garden – see below.