How to harvest Ever-Ready Spring Onion
When the tops turn yellow and "wilt", it is time to harvest; usually between 100 and 120 days after planting. Gently lift the bulbs before the foliage has fully died back, place the whole plant on racks with good ventilation in full sun to dry out for 2 weeks before being stored in a cool dry location.
Special features of Ever-Ready Spring Onion
Repels harmful insects
The juice is used as a moth repellent. Rubbed into the skin it acts as an insect repellant.
Onions are light feeders. Plant these after heavy feeders. Follow these crops with legumes.
Other uses of Ever-Ready Spring Onion
Culinary, vegetable. Can be grown in containers.
When eaten raw, onions benefit the health in many ways, i.a. anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, prevents tooth decay. The juice is a first-aid treatment for bee stings and quickens healing of wounds.
Although the bulbs are probably the base ingredient of the vast majority of cooked dishes the world over, the flowers are also edible.