Allium sativum sativum
|Easy to grow, edible members of this diverse family include Onions, Garlic, Shallots, Leeks, Green Onions and Chives. Leaves grow best in cool weather and moist soil. Mature Onions, Garlic and Shallots form bulbs in summer. Feed early in growing season with low nitrogen, high potassium and phosphorus fertilizers. Slower grown from seed, but you will get a larger crop and more varieties to choose from. Easiest to grow from small bulbs called sets. In mild winter areas, plant in fall. Elsewhere, plant in earliest spring. Store Garlic bulbs and Onions in a cool, dry, airy place out of direct light.
A hardy perennial with a pungent bulb of 5 to 15 white-sheathed segments or 'cloves'. Its leaves can be used like scallions. Ready for harvest in 90 to 100 days. Prefers well-drained, evenly moist soil. Plant small bulbs a few weeks before the first fall frost. Pinch flowers to increase the bulb's growth.
Attributes - Allium sativum sativum
Plant Type: Bulb, Vegetable
Height: 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Width: 1 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Notes: Container Plants, Edible, Low Maintenance.
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