Over the years that I've been blogging, whenever I've mentioned spring onions I've had so many comments saying how hard people find them to grow. I've had very few problems growing spring onions myself so I thought I'd share with you how I grow them.
I grow my spring onions in wooden troughs filled with multi purpose compost. I usually grow White Lisbon, a variety I've found reliable and tasty, and once sown, apart from watering, they get no further attention.
I find spring onions very slow growing, especially as I like them to bulb up, so I sometimes start some seeds off at the end of the growing season and allow them to stand over winter inside the cold greenhouse. They don't really grow through winter but they've got a head start ready for next year.
I always make sure that I sow plenty as I like to share the ones I grow with my dad, he's very partial to a spring onion. These are a few I pulled just before going on holiday to take with us. Neither Mick nor Eleanor eat them so there were enough here to make a few cheese and onion sandwiches for lunch.
I shall be sowing some more soon which will germinate and put on a bit of growth before the weather turns much cooler. They'll give me a harvest a bit earlier than the ones I sow at the start of the season next year.
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