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Spring Onion – White Lisbon

£5.99

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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.

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Number of plants: 20

Variety: White Lisbon (organic*)

Can be grown in: Planters or raised beds. Find out more about growing spring onions in our growing guide below.

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

Plant out: late April to early July. These plants will arrive bare-rooted with an approximate height of 10-15cm.

Ready to harvest: July/August

*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!

When we deliver
We deliver these plants from late April/early May until July, depending upon the season. It is a little tricky for us to give a specific date as we do not use any artificial heat to raise our plants, so we are a little dependant on the weather.

You can order from…
These plants are available to be ordered and dispatched right up until late July, as the plants arrive as healthy young plants and will have already been growing for at least 2-3 months before you receive them, giving you a great head start on your vegetable growing!

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.