Growing Spring Onions In Winter

Last Updated on April 10, 2024 by Real Men Sow

Spring onions are young onions whose bulbs were picked before they had a chance to fully grow and develop. Garlic, shallots, and chives all belong to the allium genus, which also includes spring onions. The succulent stems of these plants have a unique and delicious crunch. You can overwinter spring onions in winter for a better harvest in the spring!

In my kitchen, I use them often, either uncooked as a raw ingredient or cooked as part of stir-fry dishes. Because the bulbs do not have to expand, you will have much more room. You won’t get hungry even if you eat this crop when you’re in the “hunger gap.”

Which Variety To Grow

White Lisbon is the most well-known variety of spring onions. It’s reliable, hardy and great for overwintering. It’s a good choice for novice growers. You can also choose to grow the Evergreen bunching.

How To Grow Spring Onions In Winter

For a year-round crop, spring onions can be sown from March through September. August to September is the best time to sow spring onion seeds for a spring harvest.

They are easy to grow. Use drills that are 0.5 inches deep and 6 inches apart to sow seeds thinly. Cover the seeds with soil and water them in. The plants don’t need to be trimmed. In late spring, pull them.


You can sow spring onions in containers or pots on your windowsill. Add compost to the container, bringing it within 3 cm (1″) of the top. Next, sprinkle the seed lightly over the surface. Cover with 1.5cm (0.5″) compost. You’ll soon enjoy a delicious crop if you water sparingly.

Real Men Sow
Real Men Sow

Hello, I’m Pete and I’m currently based in the west of Scotland, in a small place called Rosneath, where I’m exploring my garden adventures. I personally started gardening around 6 years ago and initially, I started out by growing my favorite fruits and berries, such as strawberries, Raspberries & Gooseberries. Since then I’ve added a lot of vegetables and working closely with my neighbor, it’s been a lot of fun.