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Onion – Bedfordshire Champion

£5.59

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A must have in the kitchen garden
This onion variety is reliable and well suited to the UK climate with late summer maturity. Bedfordshire Champion produces large, globe shaped, golden-brown skinned bulbs with a lovely mild flavour. Let the skins dry in the sun for a few days after harvesting and they should store well. You will receive a complete growing guide with your onion plug plants.

Number of plants: 20 plug plants

Variety: Bedfordshire Champion (organic*)

In the kitchen: Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Gently fry chopped or sliced onion and use as the base to pasta sauces, soups and stews. Or cut into wedges and roast. Alternatively cut into rings, batter and deep fry.

 

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Give them a sunny spot

Choose a sunny, sheltered spot with moist (but not waterlogged!) soil.

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Grow in beds or pots

Onions and shallots can be grown quite close together making them a good crop for pots and containers as well as for raised beds, planters and traditional veg patches. If growing in pots and containers, it is best to choose a flat base pot rather than one that tapers off.

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How far apart?

10cm apart is enough, and spring onions can be squeezed in a little closer still.

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Don't let them get too soggy

Waterlogged soil is not good for onions and shallots and can cause the bulbs to start rotting.

Looking after your plants....

Onions and spring onions grow relatively slowly, and the bulbs don’t tend to swell until the summer. Patience is a virtue!


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Watering them

Water them regularly to keep the soil moist.

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Weeding

Weed regularly because they are shallow rooting and slow growers, so you don’t want them to have too much competition.

Storage Tips

Once you have dug your onions up, let them dry out in the sun for a while. Once they are dry you can pop them into a netter bag and keep them in a cool, dark place.

Ways to cook

You won’t be short on dishes to cook using onions, they are the base of many a recipe!

Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery from late April 2022 until July 2022. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

When we deliver
We usually deliver these plug plants from late April through into July/Aug, although it’s a little dependent on the weather.

Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plug plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.

We will keep you posted
You will receive an email to let you know that your order is ready to be dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us, so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.