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Onion Seeds

Onion Seeds (Bedfordshire Champion)

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RRP: 2.99
Price: 2.49
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Onion Seeds - Description

  • Pack of Onion Seeds
  • Packet Size: Approx. 400 Seeds
  • Yellow / Brown Firm Skin
  • Produces Large Globe Shaped Bulbs
  • Colour: Traditional Yellow Onions
  • Variety: Bedfordshire Champion
  • Great All Round Variety

Onion Seeds - Sowing Instructions

  • Sow: In February to May
  • Choose an open, sunny site with good drainage
  • Preferably dug & manured the previous Autumn
  • Harvest from September Onwards
  • See how to grow tab for full growing instructions

Onion Seeds - Uses

  • Suitable for fresh market
  • Prepack use
  • Perfect for cooking
  • Great in salads
  • Makes great onion rings

Onion Seeds - Advantages

  • Excellent quality
  • Generally easy to grow
  • Delicious flavour
  • Can be used in a variety of dishes
  • Low cost
  • Great companion plant for carrots to deter pests like carrot fly
  • Excellent for Winter storage

Onion Seeds - Notes

  • Longer growing season
  • More susceptible to pests and disease such as onion fly than onions grown from sets


  • Sowing Instructions (Indoors)
  • How to Transplant
  • Sowing Instructions (Outside)
  • Crop Maintenance
  • How to Harvest
  • Storage
  • Pests & Diseases

Sowing Instructions (Indoors)

  • Sowing time: From early spring
  • Sowing Location: Indoors in seed trays
  • Sow in 3 inch pots or in seed trays, one seed per tray cell
  • Sow using a general potting compost and perlite mix at 3:1
  • Water soil well before sowing, and keep pots or trays moist at all times
  • Sow indoors in January & keep under glass in a bright and warm position

How to Transplant

  • Move outdoors in mid April
  • Harden plants off one week before planting out
  • Soak well before transplanting & do so on a dull day
  • Prepare soil prior to transplanting
  • Space transplants 10 to 15cm apart
  • Take care not to distrub roots when lifting
  • Place in hole & firm in well
  • Assess regularly for water

Sowing Instructions (Outdoors)

  • Sowing time: For main crop onions best to Sow in mid to late spring
  • For main crop onions best to Sow in mid to late spring
  • Can be sown in autumn & over wintered under a garden cloche but this not advisable in cold regions such as the midlands
  • Sowing location: A sunny site with good drainage is ideal
  • Sow very thinnly, 1 cm deep
  • Space rows 15cm apart

Crop Maintenance

  • Water if the soil is dry and cover with soil
  • When large enough to handle thin the crop in two stages
  • Dispose of all thinnings to avoid attracting the onion fly
  • Spacing is important. Close spacing for smaller onions and wider spacing or larger onions
  • Dig & manure your soil the previous autumn if possible
  • Make sure to remove any large and smaller stones, weeds and weed roots while preparing soil
  • It is recommended that you perform a soil fertility test at least once
  • Lime the soil if your soil is acidic
  • Keep the soil weed free
  • Apply a general fertilizer if needed and rake the surface on a dry day
  • If your soil is a heavy clay it is recommended that you improve you soils drainage
  • Alternatively place a small amount of horticultural grit beneath seeds prior to sowing


  • Harvest when the bulbs have swollen and when the stems turns yellow and falls over
  • Using a garden fork, slightly lift the onions in their position. lift to snap the onion's roots preventing further growth
  • Leave for 14 days and carefully remove on a dry day
  • You can speed up the process by bending and tieing the stems once they start to yellow
  • On a dry day lift your onions and place them out in the sun
  • Depending on the size of your onions and weather conditions it can take up to 4 weeks for the onions to dry


  • Consume any damaged bulbs first
  • Short term storage in the fridge
  • Can be stored for up to 7 months in a cool dry place
  • You can also tie up your bulbs using their own stems or some cord

Pests & Diseases

  • Bird attack is most likely the biggest threat to onions
  • Netting should be used to protect against birds that pull up roots
  • Other pests and diseases include: Onion fly, root fly, bolting and downy mildew

Onion Seeds

Note: We don't ship plants on Fridays due to the extended period they would remain without light & water

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Shipping Options & Rates

  • Standard Courier Delivery With Fastway (2-4 Working Days)
    • Cost is €4.95 on Orders Below €75
    • Free Delivery on Orders Above €75
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Courier Delivery With Fastway (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is around €5 extra for express delivery
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Delivery With DPD (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is €3 extra
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
    • This services comes with text alerts and timed delivery slots which the customer can change to suit themselves
  • 'Seed' Postal Delivery Option ***
    • Cost is €2 - Packet of Seeds ONLY Orders
    • Note: Does Not Apply to Seed Potatoes, Bulbs or Sets ***
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Great Britain
    • Cost is €10
    • UK shipping fee covers parcels up to a total weight of 20Kg
  • Western Europe
    • Note: There is no free delivery for Western Europe Deliveries

Bulk Bags & Large Item Pallet Deliveries

  • Bulk bags & large orders are shipped via pallet couriers on a rigid lorry
  • Delivery is to kerbside only
  • If road access to your site is tight, then please advise us before purchasing
  • Please Note: We cannot guarantee next day delivery on pallet deliveries
  • Also, we cannot guarantee delivery on a specific day (Please allow 1-3 days for delivery)
  • It's always best to order well in advance to avoid disappointment
  • Cancellation of pallets when items are already in transit will incur a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee (To cover return delivery costs)
  • Where pallet delivery can not be made due to site access, a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee will apply (To cover return delivery costs)

International Delivery Prices & Times

  • Please note max weights below, heavier orders may require additional payment
  • We will contact you to discuss, if max weight of order exceeded


  • The shipping fee is fixed for an order, regardless of the number of items bought
  • All courier orders require signed proof of delivery & the customer must be contactable by phone
  • We do not offer a weekend delivery service (Mon-Fri Only excl. Bank Holidays)
  • * Our courier achieves a 98% success rate on next day deliveries
  • ** Seed postal option applies to seed ONLY orders & is available in all 32 counties of Ireland
  • *** Does not apply to seed potatoes, bulbs or sets
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