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Growing Spring onions, also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion

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10 Feb 10 trevor (Australia - temperate climate)
I have trouble growing spring onions from seed. i plant them directly in the ground and also in a mini greenhouse using seed raising mix. both plantings don't seem to produce. WHY?
02 Sep 10 Cygnetian (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Hi Trevor, Have you tried planting the roots cut off from purchased spring onions? You cut them off about 1.5 cm from the base and then plant them. Works for me. :)
30 May 10 Diana (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi! I live in Adelaide where the summer is really hot. Is your place really hot in Febuary? I sowed spring onion seed during summer and had very poor germination rate almost none. However since End summer germination rate 80-99%. Usually in the seed packet it says you could sow all year round. But I think if it is too hot the seed won't germinate.
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