It’s quick and easy to grow onions and shallots from sets. All you need is a sunny, well-drained plot and a little time. Plant in autumn or spring and harvest them when the leaves turn brown or when you decide they are large enough to eat. They also store well, so you can enjoy home-grown onions and shallots all year!
A must have in the kitchen and incredibly easy to grow, onion and shallot sets are well worth the space in your garden or allotment. You will be surprised by the difference in quality and flavour compared to supermarket-bought varieties. Now recognised as an essential part of the gardener’s vegetable patch, onions and shallots have excellent health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure, combating infections plus reducing fat and cholesterol levels.
Sets are immature small onion or shallot ‘bulbs’, supplied in an arrested growth stage. They’ll start to grow again as soon as they are planted.
Onion and shallot sets are rarely attacked by pests or diseases and are quick and easy to grow if you have a sunny, sheltered site in well-drained soil. All packs come complete with full growing instructions and quality is guaranteed.