|Latin name:||Allium cepa 'White Lisbon'|
|Guarantee:||100% growth and flowering guarantee|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Harvesting:||July - October|
Spring onion seed tape needs no prior treatment - the seed tape is ready to use.
How to Sow
Sowing in the garden, preferably choose a sunny spot, March through to August. It's a good idea to sow (half) a row every couple of weeks to give you a harvest almost throughout the year. Loosen the soil with a fork to at least 30 cm deep. Prepare a groove 1 cm deep and label the row. Lay the seed tape in the groove and cut off at the correct length. Cover with 0.5 cm soil, press carefully down and sprinkle with water. Extra rows, 20 cm apart. The seeds will germinate in 6-14 days.
Giving extra fertiliser will improve the quality of your spring onions. Water extra in periods of drought and keep the bed free of weeds. This will promote good healthy growth.
Spring onions can be harvested from... spring! Pull up carefully and individually just prior to use, or use a small trowel to loosen the soil around it. A cloche over your spring onions will extend the harvesting period somewhat - or you could keep the last of them in a cold frame.
Onions have been grown for 3,000 years! They spread from Iran and Afghanistan to China and around 2,000 years ago conquered Egypt, Greece and Italy coming from India! They are nowadays used worldwide as flavouring in all sorts of dishes.
Spring onion is a refined version of the 'normal' onion producing a bulb that is only slightly thicker than the main stem. Spring onions are fast growers and can be picked throughout the season.