- Choose as salad onion or bulb onion
- Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit
- Intense flavour to lift salads
Grow spring onion Lilia as part of your vegetable patch; not only does it add height and attractive leaves to your plot it has an intense flavour too. Harvest in as little as four to six weeks for the perfect salad onions with a satisfying crunch or leave to develop into a full bulb so you can store them over winter somewhere cool.
Spring onion Lilia is happy growing in a bed or a raised planter like a VegTrug to suit you and the space you have outdoors.
How to plant:
Get the soil ready now by digging over and raking the area. At planting time space your young plants around 15cm (6in) apart. Plant them in a multi-purpose compost and treat to a feed of Fish, Blood and Bone as you notice the young plants start to develop in earnest.
Keep your plants well-watered; twice to three times a day if it a warm September and autumn.
Keep the area well-weeded especially if you notice deep-root weeds like dandelions or rhizome-forming weeds like couch grass. Constant weeding is ultra-important around your spring onion Lilia plants as they develop over the autumn. Use a hand hoe in containers or larger hoe if growing garlic directly in the beds.
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