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Botanical Name: Allium cepa

Red onions add colour as well as flavour to cooked dishes and especially to salads. Under the blood red skin the white flesh is mild but full of flavour. Onions like a fine rich soil and an open sunny position.

How To Grow:
Sow thinly, 6mm deep in rows. Cover with fine soil or compost and keep moist. Thin seedlings early to 2cm and later to 10cm apart. Allow 30cm between rows. Prepare the soil well by adding organic material and a pre-planting fertiliser.

When To Plant: Autumn.
Harvest: When tops are dry and fall over.
Sow: Autumn