Onion - Bedfordshire Champion
This is a favourite yielding large, well flavoured, yellow to light brown globes with excellent keeping qualities.
Sow outdoors thinly from March to April, where they are to crop, 1.5cm deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-dug, fertile soil, which has already been watered. Allow 30cm (1') between rows. Seedlings usually appear in 14-28 days. Thin plants to 23cm apart. Transplant thinnings or use in salads. Or sow indoors from January to April, for larger bulbs, 0.5cm deep, in a tray of seed compost. Water well and maintain a temperature of 15-20Â°C. Keep moist. Transplant, 5cm apart, to other trays when large enough to handle. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions, before planting out 23cm apart, during April/May. Harvest from August to September.