The traditional “Spring” onion. White Lisbon boast long white stems with bright green tops which are slow to form a bulb, which contain a delicious mild flavour. This variety are ideal for patios and should be sown from March to July.
One of the most popular crops for the gardener, onions are a huge must for any allotment holder or for the gardener who has their own little vegetable garden at home, as they are so versatile and can be used for a variety of different things.
WHEN TO SOW
February to June
Where to Sow
Early sowing can be made underglass in modules , sow 4-5 seeds per module on the surface of seed sowing compost and lightly cover with a sprinkling or vermiculite or compost , and place at a temperature of 14°C. Outdoor sowings can be made in April , sow seed thinly in shallow drills 1.5cm (1/2in) deep, with rows spaced 30cm (12in) apart.
What to do next
Greenhouse sown modules do not require thinning and can be moved to a cold frame in April to harden off before planting outside 7cm (3in) apart for clusters of salad onions. Outdoor sowings can be pulled and used as required.
12 weeks from sowing.
Ideal for successional sowing for all Summer crop. As they are in the garden for such a short time, they can be grown in between slower growing vegetables.
Antibacterial and Antiseptic properties, due to beneficial sulphur compounds. A good source of antioxidants, such as quercetin and anthocyanin. Also high in Vitamin C, calcium and iron.