Onions have been cultivated since ancient times, and are a good winter crop for any home gardener, and there are so many varieties to choose from.
Throughout autumn and winter is the ideal time to plant onions, and they are typically ready for harvest around 25 weeks from planting.
Sunlight: Open, sunny position
Watering: At time of planting, water in well with a seaweed concentrate and repeat every 2 weeks. Keep up regular waterings in between.
Harvest: When the leaves fall over and wilt, you know it’s time to harvest your onions. Gently pull them from the soil and cut the remaining leaves off with a few centimetres from the bulb. Leave the bulbs in a warm, dry spot to dry out. Store dry onions in a cool, dry place in wire or mesh baskets.