Make room for grow­ing onions!

Amateur Gardening - - Ask The Ag Experts! -

QI have a raised bed with three rows of lilies, 12in (30cm) be­tween each row. Is there room to grow onions in the bed as well? C Plum­ridge, via email

AUn­for­tu­nately, there is in­suf­fi­cient room be­tween your rows of lilies to grow big bulb onions.

There is, how­ever, space to ac­com­mo­date smaller spring salad onions, such as ‘Guards­man’, ‘White Lis­bon’, ‘Sen­try’ or ‘Fu­rio’.

If your lo­cal gar­den cen­tre does not stock them, or­der seeds from Mar­shalls (& 0844 557 6700 or 8 mar­shallsseeds.co.uk).

Sow seeds thinly, 1⁄2in (1cm) deep, in soil for­ti­fied with well-rot­ted ma­nure or com­post and, when shoots are 6in (15cm) long, feed with Vi­tax Q4 or some other gran­u­lar bal­anced fer­tiliser.

Large onions need room to de­velop

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