Garden onion (Allium cepa)
The garden onion is a condimentary biennial vegetable
It is from the liliaceae family
ROTATIONIt is grown in the root vegetable bed.
CULTIVATIONSeeds or bulbs are planted in March and April during a waning crescent moon for harvesting in August and September.
NEIGHBOURING PLANTSIt likes being planted near carrots, tomatoes and beetroot.
DISEASES AND PARASITESWilting 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.
ADVICEBy varying planting times and varieties you can have garden onions during most of the year.