Allium neapolitanum (Napels) originate in the Northern Italy. The snow-white flowers come into view on strong and sturdy stems. Outstanding for container planting and for forcing indoors.
Member of the genus Allium have been cultured for thousands of years-for their spiritual meaning, medicinal properties and for their pungency and characteristic taste (1). Most alliums are biennials or perennials, but they are commercially grown-up as an annual, and harvested mainly for their bulbs (except for chives). All alliums have definite similarities: very shallow root systems (one foot in depth or less), sparse canopies, and frost tolerance. A number of alliums are also extremely sensitive to day-length.
The genus Allium (the Latin means "Garlic") contain number of garden plants that grow up from bulbs or bulblike rhizomes. Flowering onions generate showy flower clusters on strong stems, typically in dense spheres or ovals composed of hundreds of tiny blooms packed tightly together, but from time to time in loose, dangling or upright airy domes of larger flowers.
Plant allium in the fall in northern zones, in the spring or fall in warmer region. Allium will stand heat and dry soil. Plant your bulbs 4 to 6 inches separately and 4 to 5 inches bottomless in a well-drained soil. Full sun is suggested for most excellent blooms, but they will do fine in light shade.
According to the ancient Greek poet Homer, the magical properties of Allium moly allowed Ulysses to go into unharmed the lair of the sorceress Circe. Southern European folklore regards the plant as good fortune and a protection next to demons.
Allium moly is a flowering onion or ornamental alliumr. It is a close relation of the famous edible alliums: Allium sativum, (garlic) and Allium cepa.
Man's long approval of alliums may just be starting to pay dividends. Modern research has established garlic as a powerful antiseptic and suggests that it might help lower cholesterol and decrease hypertension. European homeopathic medics previously use Allium ursinum, the Forest Onion, for that reason. Flowering varieties too might have a giving to make, for gardening is a suggested activity to help alleviate that most heinous of medical culprits: stress
Dry onions are an excellent crop for small-scale and part-time farming operations. Many markets exist for growers with small acreages (.5 to 5 acres). The variety of colors and types of mature bulbs (red, yellow, and white) allow growers to find market niches (2). The term dry onion is used to differentiate them from green onions, which are harvested while the tops are still green and typically before a large bulb has formed.
GARLIC (Allium sativum L.)
Garlic has been used for the hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), circulation problems (peripheral vascular disease), high cholesterol (blood lipids) and the common cold (upper respiratory tract infections).
Garlic seemingly gave strength to the pyramid builders and daring to the Roman legions. Medicinally, it has serve as a well-liked medicine for colds, sore throats and coughs; physicians and herbalists prescribed garlic as a diuretic and for intestinal disorders and rheumatism; and people ate garlic every day as protection next to plagues. Garlic should be used with care later than surgery or serious injury since it may raise the chance of bleeding problems. Near the beginning American colonists relied on the plant to treat a variety of medical problems, while later settlers strapped garlic cloves to the feet of smallpox victims hoping to cure them.
Onions also have been used for medicinally for centuries. In the middle Ages the onion was used as a charm next to evil spirits, the plague and infection. The onion was a preferred spring food of American Indians, providing a frontiersman with a good nose a telltale means of locating an Indian encampment.
Dry onions are a good crop for small-scale and part-time agricultural operations. Numerous markets exist for growers with small acreages (.5 to 5 acres). A variety of colors and types of mature bulbs (red, yellow, and white) allow growers to find market niches (2). The term dry onion is used to tell apart them from green onions, which are harvested while the tops are still green and usually before a large bulb has formed.
Although no exact talk about of medicinal uses has been seen for this species, members of this genus are in universal very healthy additions to the diet. They include sulphur compounds (which give them their onion flavor) and when added to the diet on a normal basis they help decrease blood cholesterol levels, act as a tonic to the digestive system and also tonify the circulatory system.
The juice of the plant is used as a moth disgusting. The entire plant is said to repel insects and moles.
Allium cepa (common onion)
Allium cepa is used mainly for "colds." In the middle Ages the onion was used as a charm next to evil spirits, the plague and infection.
Shallots (A. cepa aggregatum)
Shallots can be grown all over the country, although most commercial production is done in the San Francisco Bay area and southern Louisiana. Shallots create a bunch of bulbs somewhat like garlic. There is brown, red and yellow-skinned variety. Easily grown, they mature quickly and will keep longer than bulbing onions, regularly remaining sound for 6-9 months later than harvest
Leeks (A. ampeloprasum porrum)
Leeks are biennials developed as annuals. They are generally started indoors in February or March and transplanted in early spring. The superior the seedling to allocate, the superior the leek to harvest. An option is to direct-seed and let them over winter for a crop by late spring.
Egyptian Onions (A. cepa proliferum)
Also called as walking onion, winter onion, tree onion, and top onion, Egyptian onions make a number of small sets at the end of their flower stalks, frequently in early summer of their second year of development. The flavor of the bulb is quite astringent, so these onions are regularly pickled. They are frequently developed for the leaves because the bulbs are so strong. Sets can be planted in late summer or near the beginning fall, since the bulbs are winter hardy.
Scallions (A. fistulosum, A. cepa, A. ascalonicum and their crosses)
Scallions, generally known as green onions, spring onions, bunch onions, Welsh onions, and Japanese bunching onions, are white shank onions developed for the fresh market. Green onions respond well to irrigation and stimulant. The most winning growers handle both of these factors to keep onions growing rapidly. By "pushing" this crop, the green onions mature more rapidly and a grower can get more from a unit of land and decrease harvest labor by harvesting only once.