Spring Onion White Lisbon
Spring onions are an essential vegetable for practically any plot. They're delicious and they can be grown very close together, making for very efficient use of space.
White Lisbon is a traditional variety with a mild flavour great for salads.
Time from seed to plate: 8 weeks
They're so easy that there's not much to say about them! Sow in a row directly in the soil, or sow in a gutter if you've got a serious slug problem, and plant out later.
Either way, sow thinly with one seed about every half inch and cover with a fine layer of soil/compost.
Sow a few fresh seeds every month or two for a continuous supply.
Spring Onions can grow very close to one another so there's no need to thin them.
Start harvesting when they're 6-8 weeks old. Carefully pull out the bigger onions, firming back the soil so the smaller ones can keep on growing.