(Inclusive of all taxes)
Onions are a wonderful staple crop in our household, and we like to store some of our onion bulbs for 6-8 months over the winter. We eat a lot of them, and we usually plant over 200 onions each year. If you follow a few simple steps, you can harvest a large amount of high-quality onions from a small garden.
Onions are such a versatile vegetable â€“ they feature in so many recipes, so growing your own onions means youâ€™ll always have them to hand. They are easy to grow from baby onions called sets. Although seed is available, sets are the easiest and quickest way to grow onions. Sets are also are better in colder regions, and are less likely to be attacked by some pests and diseases.
Common name(s): bulb onion or common onion,Allium cepa (Botanical Name)
Flower colours: White
Bloom time: Year round
Max reacahble height: 2.5 to 6 feet.
Difficulty to grow:: Easy
Sunlight: Select a location with full sun where your onions wont be shaded by other plants.
Soil: Soil needs to be well-drained, loose, and rich in nitrogen; compact soil affects bulb development.
Water: Generally, onions do not need consistent watering if mulch is used. About one inch of water per week (including rain water) is sufficient. If you want sweeter onions, water more.
Temperature: 20 degrees F
Fertilizer: Give an occasional feed with a general liquid fertiliser. A light feed of sulphate of potash in June will help ripen the bulbs ready for storage.