In spring, plant onion sets in rows in any well drained soil in full sun. It is important that the soil does not become waterlogged so incorporate some well rotted manure or garden compost to improve drainage and feed the soil. On particularly heavy soils, try growing onion sets in raised beds. Plant each bulb with the pointed end facing upwards so that the tips are just protruding through the soil surface. Onions should be spaced 10cm (4") apart, leaving 30cm (12") between each row.
Weed rows of onions regularly. Onion sets are undemanding and will only require watering during particularly dry periods. Harvest onions in late June and July, a week or two after the leaves begin to turn yellow. Choose a dry day to loosen them from the ground with a fork. Leave them on the soil surface for a day or two until they have fully dried in the sun. Once dry, remove the top foliage and store them in a well ventilated, dry position. Bulbs can be stored in good conditions for up to 2 months.
We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
The minimum weights as shipped of our packs of potato tubers and onion sets are as follows:
|Potato 5 tuber pack||165g|
|Potato 10 tuber pack||320g|
|Potato 20 tuber pack||655g|
|Onions 50 set pack||155g|
|Shallots 20 set pack||355g|
Please note: Exact weights will depend on individual varieties, and on the actual weather and growing conditions experienced by the grower.
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