ROTATIONIt is grown in the root vegetable bed.
CULTIVATIONSeeds or bulbs are planted in August and September during a waning crescent moon for harvesting in May and June.
NEIGHBOURING PLANTSIt likes being near carrots, parsnips and strawberries.
It doesn't like being planted near peas, beans, potatoes or cabbage.
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.
ADVICEDon't forget to sow in a soil enriched with peat and sand, this avoids the plants rotting due to winter rains.