June Grow Your Own

Salad onions can be used whole in salads or finely cut to add as a garnish to salads, soups and stir-fries etc.

Sow little and often to ensure a regular supply throughout summer and autumn; sowing a winter-hardy type in August will produce a useful spring crop.

Sow thinly 13mm (0.5in) deep from March to July in rows 10cm (4in) apart.

Thin the seedlings if necessary until they are about 2.5cm (1in) apart. Water if the soil/weather is dry; mulching will help maintain soil moisture.

Lift the plants when the plants are small and young and the bulb is no more than 13mm-2.5cm (0.5-1in) across.

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