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How to grow SPRING ONIONS in Uganda

Spring Onions in Uganda

Spring Onions in Uganda

Also known as salad onion, spring onion is another sweet vegetable of the onion family.

The plant gives long, slender green tops and the small white bulbs which are edible.

Common Spring Onion varieties in Uganda

White Lisbon - it’s an early maturing variety and is more tolerable to dry conditions.

Pompeii - it’s the succulent type with a stiff rounded stock.

Apache - this is the red variety of spring onions and has a crisp texture.

Soil requirements for growing spring onions

The herbaceous vegetable thrives best on well draining, humus_rich soils, with a soil Ph range of 6-7.

You can always add lime if your soil is too acidic or sulphur compounds when it’s too alkaline.

How to propagate spring onions on your farm

This can be efficiently done using seeds. The seeds shall be able to emerge in about 7 to 10 days

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How to plant Spring Onions in Uganda

Spring onions can be sown directly to where they are to be grown prepare the ground in advance to create a fine tilth, you can do this by digging and then rake.

Go ahead to make holes 0f about 1.5 - 2 cm deep, and 15 cm apart as the seeds are too small and cannot afford deeper sowing.

After thinly sow your seeds.

Alternatively you can sow into containers by just adding a mixture of compost and soil to a bucket with draining holes.

You will lightly scatter the seeds over the surface and then cover with the soil mixture.

All the steps above should be followed with watering to facilitate seed germination, keep the soils moist but never water logged and try to keep the plants weed free.

Watch out for small sucking insects like thrips.

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How best to Harvest Spring onions in Africa

Spring onions will take about 8-12 weeks to mature.

To harvest use a sharp knife to cut the spring onion just above the roots leaving about 3 cm stem in the ground.

After harvesting the first leaves water the root stalk to support regrowth.

However if the harvest is meant for the farmer markets it will require you uprooting the whole plant to keep it tight together.

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About Marketing and Storing Spring Onions in Uganda

Spring onions have a short shelf life of about 7 to 10 days, because they are highly perishable I would recommend that you freeze or dip the root end in water.

When grown in large amounts you can market them in farmer markets or even road side stalls, and supermarkets.

Quick tips planting spring onions in Africa

  • Clear up space meant for planting, or you can use a container with draining holes.

  • Open up 1.5-2 cm holes on surface.

  • Gently spread in your tiny seeds.

  • Cover thinly with soils and water to give moisture.

  • Watch out for birds as they love the green so much.

  • At 4 or 8 weeks harvest the greenly leaves and add to your food.

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