The traditional “Spring” onion. White Lisbon boast long white stems with bright green tops which are slow to form a bulb, which contain a delicious mild flavour. This variety are ideal for patios and should be sown from March to July.
One of the most popular crops for the gardener, onions are a huge must for any allotment holder or for the gardener who has their own little vegetable garden at home, as they are so versatile and can be used for a variety of different things.
WHEN TO SOW
Mid-March to May
Where to Sow
Sow thinly direct into the growing site 2cm (¾””) deep in rows 45cm (18in) apart. Try to choose a stone free tilth growing site. Parsnips can take up to 8 weeks to germinate depending on soil temperatures. You are better to delay sowings if soils are wet and cold.
What to do Next
Do not transplant seedlings. A s soon as seedlings appear , they should be gradually thinned until plants are 10cm 4in) apart. Hoe regularly , taking care not to damage the crown of the root.
September to February
Often considered that the flavour is sweeter once plants have had a good frost.
Good source of energy boosting Carbohydrates. High in vitamin C and potassium.