The onion, whether white, red or yellow, is an old bulb plant that is easy to grow.
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : Allium cepa
Family : Liliaceae
Type : Perennial, biennial
Height : 80 to 100 cm
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Light, drained
- Health: benefits and virtues of onion
From planting or sowing to harvesting the onions, maintenance shouldn't be a problem for you.
Sowing and planting onion
You have two options, sowing onions or planting bulbs. Planting onion bulbs is the easiest and least risky solution to having beautiful onions quickly.
- Seed sowing in the nursery in late winter to early spring. It can be said that sowing takes place from February to April.
- Plant onion bulbs at the same time, respecting a depth of about 3 times the size of the bulb. Spacing of about 10 to 15 cm
The white onions are harvested the earliest, usually from May as they need to be harvested before their full maturation.
You can pull them out as needed or wait until they are mature.
In this case, it will be necessary to dry them for a few days on the ground, that is to say let them dry in the sun while protecting them from moisture.
Summer onions are easily eaten raw in salads or to accompany a marinade.
In the case of winter varieties, pluck the onions when the foliage has dried well and, as with winter varieties, stay in the sun for a few days.
Store them away from moisture, in a cool and ventilated room.
Good to know about onion
It is mainly eaten yellow, but the onion can also be white (see photo above) or red.
The flavors are then different, sweeter for the reds (onion jam) and ideal in salads or to jam for the whites.
The yolks are used in the majority of onion dishes.
- The main enemy of the onion is the onion fly
Smart tip about onions
Avoid too rich soils, no nutrient input is necessary.
Also note that for good storage, yellow onion is best suited.