No veg garden is complete without onions. It’s easiest to grow them from ‘sets’ rather than seeds, which are young onion bulbs grown from seed the year before.
‘Sturon’ stores well and planting sets now means you’ll have fresh onions early summer, when stored bulbs from the year before are running out. They don’t like cold, wet soil so if possible, warm the soil first by putting a cover over it for about 7 days to help the sets establish and grow well.
It’s also important to keep the area around the onions weed free whilst they’re growing.
Push the sets gently into the soil so that the tips are level with the surface and space them 10cm apart for larger bulbs, 2.5cm apart for smaller ones, leaving 15cm between rows. Sprinkle some dry sand around them to disguise them from birds who might otherwise be tempted to pull them out!