Organic Onion - White Lisbon
This is one of the most popular vegetables for the salad garden. These are white skinned with a delicious mild flavour and are quick growing. They can be used as salad onions, or as a substitute for chives in cooking. They are also used as a companion plant with carrots to deter carrot fly.
Sow from March to August. Early sowings should be made in a cold frame or under cloches 1cm deep. Later sowings can be made outside in rows 1cm deep with 10cm between rows. Salad or spring onions do not need transplanting or thinning. Remove cloches or frame covers by mid-April. Pull alternate onions to naturally thin the crop during the season. They are ideal for successional sowing and, as they are in the ground for such a short time, they may be grown between slower growing vegetables.