A reference for professional market gardeners, yet written in a style simple and clear enough for amateur gardeners as well, this book answers the questions gardeners have about these kitchen staples: what species, varieties, forms, and cultivars are grown for food, and how do they differ?; when and how should you plant and tend them?; how hardy are different varieties, and how do they adapt to different climates?; what insects and diseases attack them, and how can you combat them?; and how should they be harvested, dried, and stored? The first comprehensive, carefully researched source of scientific and practical information on members of the Allium family, including wild onions.Coonse, Marian is the author of 'Onions, Leeks, and Garlic A Handbook for Gardeners' with ISBN 9780890966754 and ISBN 0890966753.