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Onion 'T&M's First Early' (Autumn Planting)Allium cepa

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Autumn Planting.

A reintroduction of a top customer favourite of recent years. An overwintering onion, 'T&M's First Early' produces attractive yellow skinned bulbs that will give you your first crop of the season. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 15cm (6").


Companion planting: Try growing onions with mint to confuse and deter onion fly.


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Kitchen Garden

Hardy

Full sun

45cm (17.7in)

15cm (5.9in)

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Onion sets are undemanding and require only occasional watering during particularly dry periods. However, rows should be weeded regularly. Harvest onions in late June and July, a week or two after the leaves begin to turn yellow. Choose a dry day to loosen them from the ground with a fork. Leave them on the soil surface for a day or two until they have fully dried in the sun. Once dry, remove the top foliage and store them in a well ventilated, dry position. Bulbs can be stored for several months.
Plant onion sets in rows in any firm, well drained soil in full sun. Prepare the planting area several weeks in advance by incorporating some well rotted garden compost to improve drainage and soil fertility. Avoid planting onions on freshly manured soil. On particularly wet ground, try growing onion sets in raised beds. When growing onions from sets, plant the bulbs so that the tip of bulb is just protruding through the soil surface. Leave a space of 10cm (4") between each bulb, and 30cm (12") between each row.

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Reviews

"Reliable" is probably the right word .... 2011-04-22

Very good performance as an over winter onion. I planted a row over these on my Midlands allotment in Nov 2009 and every set produced a solid medium sized onion with no bolting. Would definitely recommend esp to the novice and will plant again.