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Onion Bedfordshire Champion is still popular and has been in production over hundred years. Large globe shaped bulbs, wich are light brown in colour. Crisp white flesh and mild flavour. A very reliable variety, well tested and suitable for the British climate. Excellent storage capabilities.Onions have anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties, and are also believed to lower blood pressure.
Sow the Bedfordshire Champion onion seeds from January indoors in good seed compost. Lightly cover the seeds, and water well. Can be sown outside from late March-April, directly into well-prepared soil. Germination takes up to 20 days at 15-20 Celsius.
Check out in details how to grow onions from seed: Onion Growing Guide
Prick out the seedlings and plant them into individual pots when large enough to handle. Make sure that the bulb part of the plant is not covered with compost. Move the plants into a coldframe or unheated greenhouse, to acclimatize to outdoor conditions before planting out to final position. Plant 30-40 cm apart in rich, fertile soil. Thin out if sown direct outdoors when seedlings emerge and keep the rows weed free.
Water in the summer during dry spells. When the leaves start to yellow, allow the onions a further two weeks, then lift and store in a cool dry place.