Time to sow: Spring Onions
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Sow your seeds straight into the ground in place that gets lots of sun and rich, well-drained soil. Clear any weeds, add a good fertiliser in advance. Before sowing, rake the soil to a fine texture.
Seeds can be sown in drills 20mm deep and 10cm apart.
You can also sow the seeds in trays and wait for seedlings to develop before planting out into the garden.
When the seedlings begin to show, thin them out up to 5cm apart. Make sure they’re well-watered and don’t let the soil dry out.
For harvests of spring onions through the year, sow a batch of seeds every few weeks from spring to autumn.
You should be ready to harvest your spring onions eight weeks after sowing. Before pulling up the bulbs, fork the soil around the plants to ease up the soil.
Once picked, eat your spring onions soon after being harvested for the best flavour.
Mix together the cherry tomatoes, spring onions, olive oil, vinegar and hot sauce in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
Bring to the boil a large pan of salted water. Once boiling, add the casarecce and cook until al dente. Add 1-2 tbsp of the cooking water to your bowl of mixed ingredients before draining the pasta.
Drain the pasta and toss in with the sauce. Sprinkle over the torn basil and serve.
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