Spring onion

Growing Guide

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Where to plant

Full sun. Well drained, loose soil with good organic matter.

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Sow depth

6mm deep.

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Space between seeds / seedlings

5cm

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Row space

15cm

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Size of pot needed (width / depth)

30-50cm2

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Seedling Sow Depth

1.5cm

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Best practice

Directly sown

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Germination (days)

10-14

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Maturity (days)

60-90

How to Grow

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From seed

Sow in spring for summer use or in autumn for spring harvest.

Direct sow 2cm apart or transplant 5cm apart, Make a furrow 6mm deep and sprinkle the seeds.

Cover seeds lightly with soil.

To retain moisture, mulch the sown area.

Water in to keep the soil moist.

Once the seeds have sprouted (10-14 days) you can thin them, so that plant space is about 5cm apart, and space between rows is 15cm.

In a pot

Choose small or large pots.

Position in full sun, fill with quality potting mix.

Place a few seeds in each pot depending on the size of the pot, cover with potting mix (about 6mm deep) Water in well.

Feed plants with plant food, harvest after 8-10 weeks (follow harvesting instructions)

Ready to harvest

Harvest after 8-10 weeks by pulling out the entire plant, by holding it at the base of the stem near the ground.

Collect seed

The usual method of collecting seed from these plants is to wait until most of the seed has ripened, then cut off the seed heads into a paper bag and leave the heads until the rest of the seed ripens and drops to the bottom of the bag.

After all the seeds have been collected, they can be separated from the papery debris in the bag.

When to Grow

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Zone 1 - Cool

January , February , March , April , August , September , October , November

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Zone 2 - Temperate

January , February , March , April , August , September , October , November

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Zone 3 - Subtropical

January , February , March , April , August , September , October , November

Companion Planting

Tips for Care

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Sow the seeds every week for a few weeks for successive crops
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Avoid over-watering, especially while germinating, to avoid seed rot
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Young seedlings are susceptible to snail & slug attack.

Follow pest & problems guide for advice on how to deal with them.

Pests & Problems


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