Non-bulbing salad onion with long white stalks. Most of the plant can be eaten with little waste.
Outdoors: sow thinly, March-July, where they are to crop, 1.5cm (½”) deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-dug, fertile soil, which has already been watered. Allow 15cm (6″) between rows. Early and late sowings may benefit from cloche protection. Seedlings usually appear in 14-21 days. No thinning is required, but keep well watered in dry spells. Regular sowings, made every three weeks, will ensure a continuous supply through the summer. Harvest: May-October.
Spring onions are ideal for growing in containers or pots of compost, on a patio or balcony where space is limited.