Space the bulbs out when planting. The distance between plants is three times the width of the bulb. Plant the bulb the depth of three times the bulb's height. Onions grow best in full sun. The soil should be kept slightly damp. It's best to give them extra water during dry periods. The flower bulbs come in organic packaging. 100% degradable and contributes to a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.
|Latin name:||Allium cepa 'Brunswijker Red Comred'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bulb or tuber|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
These onion sets require no prior treatment and are ready for planting.
Plant in the garden, preferably in full sun from March up to June. Loosen the soil with a fork to at least 30 cm. Draw a straight furrow of around 4 cm deep and label the row. Plant at 10 cm intervals. Cover your onion sets with about 3 cm of soil, press lightly down and sprinkle with water. Extra rows at 30 cm apart.
Requires NO extra fertiliser to improve quality at all. Do water extra during dry periods and keep the bed weed-free - your onion plants will then thrive.
Onions can be harvested from summer onwards. Dig them up one for one, using a small gardening trowel - loosen the soil around the onion and then carefully pull each onion out of the soil. They will then need drying before they can be stored - just lie them in the sun (off the ground somewhere sheltered) until the leaves have turned yellow and dry. They can then be stored long term. Do harvest all before the autumn rains.
Onions have been grown for at least 3,000 years! Spreading from Central Asia (Iran and Afghanistan) to China, then about 2,000 years ago via India, Egypt and Greece to Italy and further! Nowadays they are used throughout the world to flavour all sorts of dishes.