Red Onion Red Baron Organic 20 x 3cm Vegetable Plug Plants

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The onion is probably the most useful vegetable to use in the kitchen. It can be eaten raw with cheese or in a salad. Alternatively, they take on a sweet flavour when roasted, but it’s best when used as the base ingredient for a stew, curry or soup. The large yields from this plant make it ideal for avid home cooks and their mild taste will go well with any dish. These are reliable and consistent vegetables that are ideal for the amateur or expert.

How to grow onions at home

Onions need a sunny, sheltered site with fertile, well-drained soil. Before planting improve the soil by digging in some compost or well-rotted manure. From mid-March to mid-April or in September plant your onion sets 5-10 cm (2-4”) apart in rows that are spaces 25-30cm (10-12”) from each other. or in September. Gently push the sets into the prepared soil with the tip just showing, firm the soil around them and water well. Keep watering regularly to keep the soil moist, but beyond that and some basic weeding they can be left to themselves.

How to harvest homegrown onions

Onions are ready to harvest once the foliage starts to turn yellow and topple over. For spring-planted onions this will be from late summer to early autumn, and for September-planted, from July. Before the foliage dies completely, lift the onion from the ground and place in a well-ventilated space for about two weeks to ripen. Once ripe, store the bulbs in a dry space until needed.

What are plug plants?

Plug plants are very young plants that come ready to go in the ground. They are grown in single units in modular trays and be either seedlings or cuttings. Buying plug plants lets you fill your beds and borders easily, and in a way that is stress-free for your plant since it allows for little root disturbance.

How do you plant a plug plant?

When you first get your plant home, remove any packaging except for the pot. Place the plant in a warm and sunny space for 2-4 hours to let them recover and acclimatise. You should try to plant your plug the same day if you can. To do this, dig a hole in your desired place that is slightly larger than the root ball and soil around it and put the plug inside. Cover with the existing earth and press down lightly. Water well for the first week to help the plant establish itself and feed with an all-purpose feed after 3 weeks.

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