Latin Name – Allium fistulosum
Sowing Instructions – Direct sow onions outdoors in spring on any firm, well drained soil in full sun. Sow thinly at a depth of 1cm and a distance of 30cm between rows. Prepare the planting area several weeks in advance by incorporating some well rotted garden compost to improve drainage and soil fertility. Avoid planting onions on freshly manured soil. On particularly wet ground, try growing onions in raised beds. When large enough to handle, thin welsh onion seedlings to 23cm apart for medium sized bulbs, or at a slightly wider spacing if larger bulbs are required.
Hints and Tips – Welsh onions are undemanding and require only occasional watering during particularly dry periods. However, rows should be weeded regularly. Harvest individual leaves as and when required or pull up part of the clump for the small leek-like stems. Welsh onions should be used immediately as they do not store well once harvested.
Seeds – 1.0g (Approx 300)