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Garden onion (Allium cepa)

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

garden onion

ROTATION

It is grown in the root vegetable bed.

CULTIVATION

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

NEIGHBOURING PLANTS

It likes being planted near carrots, tomatoes and beetroot.

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

By varying planting times and varieties you can have garden onions during most of the year.