• DELIVERY INFO: Spring Plants will be delivered from late April 2021 onwards Please see FAQs for further info.

Spring Onion – White Lisbon

£5.99

Great for growing if you have limited space
Loading your veg patch with spring onions is such a good idea. You can really pack them in as they hardly take up any space. They grow quite quickly during the spring and summer months too so you’ll be able to plant something else in their place later in the season.

Number of plants: 20

Variety: White Lisbon (organic*)

In the kitchen: Spring onions are fab chopped up and thrown into a stir fry with some oriental leaves or in a delicious salad.

 

Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery in Spring 2021. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in spring approx 10cm apart in pots, containers, raised beds and any traditional veg patches

When to harvest: When the leaves start to turn yellow in mid to late summer, you can check to see if they are ready to harvest. Carefully dig one or two up to have a look with a hand fork.

*Transplants suitable for organic growing.

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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!

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 plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.

We will keep you posted
You will receive an email approximately a week before your order is dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.