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White onion (Allium cepa)

The white onion is a biennial condimentary vegetable
It is from the liliaceae family

White Onion

ROTATION

It is grown in the root vegetable bed.

CULTIVATION

Seeds or bulbs are planted in August and September during a waning crescent moon for harvesting in May and June.

NEIGHBOURING PLANTS

It likes being near carrots, parsnips and strawberries.
It doesn't like being planted near peas, beans, potatoes or cabbage.

DISEASES AND PARASITES

Wilting of young shoots is often due to an excess of humidity.
Mildew, rust and fungi are the principal maladies.
Onion fly is the principal pest.

ADVICE

Don't forget to sow in a soil enriched with peat and sand, this avoids the plants rotting due to winter rains.