How to harvest Spring Onions
Pull up the onion plants once the leaves begin to wilt and dry, about 60-120 days after sowing. Tie the onions up in bundles and store in a cool dry place. If left in the ground to mature it forms a small bulb which has a pungent flavour.
How to propagate Spring Onions
Direct sow thinly 6-12 mm deep in narrow or broad drills with 15-20 cm between drills. Seed germinates faster at higher temperatures. Sow every 3 weeks for continuous crops. Sow in Autumn/Winter
Special features of Spring Onions
The roots are very shallow, so they can be planted in pots either indoors or outdoors.
Repels harmful insects
Deters most insects such as aphids, mosquitoes, carrot flies and tomato pests. Also useful to fight against, moles, mice, slugs, and weevils.
Avoid following Spring Onion crops with with other types of onions, shallots, garlic and chives to prevent the build up of fungal diseases.
Other uses of Spring Onions
Stems, leaves and bulbs are edible. The bulb area can be eaten raw or cooked and the leaves are best served raw in salads.