Soil

What soil is good for Onion?

Rich, well draining with plenty of compost mixed in.

Position

How much sun does Onion need?

Full sun

Frost Tolerant

Is Onion frost tolerant?

Yes

Spacing

How much space does Onion need?

Roughly 15cm apart 

Planting

When should I plant Onion?

Onion is a cool season crop best planted in autumn, or in temperatures between 12 to 24 °C (55–75 °F).

If transplanting seedlings, plant out in the early morning or evening and/or on an overcast day. Avoid planting at peak sun times or on windy days, this will allow your plants to settle in comfortably and protect them from windburn and sunburn.  

Feeding

What do I feed Onion?

Apply an organic fertiliser throughout the season.

Harvesting

When can I harvest Onion?

Harvest at your preferred size, usually harvested at just under a tennis ball size. Let the onions cure for two to three weeks (until the necks are dry and the skin is papery) before storing them in a cool, dry area with good airflow. 

Pests

What pests does Onion get?

Allium Leaf Miner, Aphids, Millipede, Onion Root Fly, Slug, Snail

Diseases

What diseases does Onion get?

Allium White Rot, Downy Mildew, Fusarium Basal Plate Rot, Black Mold, Botrytis Leaf Blight, Fusarium Damping Off, Pink Root, Purple Blotch, Rust, Smut 

 

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