The Shallots

Allium cepa

Cultivation

We grow from single onions. Some species can be sown. We plant so that the neck of the onion comes out of the ground. It already manages above 7 ° C; the optimal temperatures for growth are around 20 ° C.

Distances

Among the rows at least 30 cm, between the plants in a row at least 20 cm.

Position

With sunny skies.

Quantity

About 15 plants per person.

Date of sowing

As early as possible, in March or April, for the shoots already in January. We can also plant in the fall.

Composting

Not necessary, we provide that the earth is light. If necessary, we add potassium or fertilize with wood ash.

Watering

In the growing period of the onion, it needs a lot of moisture. We water up to 15 cm deep twice a week. We use organic mulch.

Good neighbors

zucchini, kohlrabi, carrot, cucumber, tomato, parsley, parsnip, beetroot, lettuce, strawberries, anise, dill, chamomile, potato, radicchio

Bad neighbors

beans, peas, broad beans, chickpeas, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, cabbage, chives, leek, black horseradish

Diseases and pests

Onion fly, bee-eaters. At the onion, we put yellow sticky plates, and when the flies stick, we cover them well (with bows over the plants). We ensure that the earth is light and at an adequate distance between rows. For at least five years, we will not plant on the same place. We do not fertilize with nitrogen and manure.

Collection

We uproot with the leaves, and when they dry, we tie in bundles and dry in the dry. We store in a dry environment in nets or hanging.

Supply

Ripe onions should be used similarly to an onion.

Important

We do not fertilize with manure or nitrogen. It is sensitive to the length of the day, so let’s plant early. If we want larger onions, take the onions in the middle from the band.

Special features

It is very similar to the onion, but less sensitive to the cold and leaves better.

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