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

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10 Nov 14 Kelly (Australia - tropical climate)
We have brought two sets of different brands of spring onion seeds and neither have done anything not even germinated. The packets said they can be planted now. We have been watering and fertilising but the garden beds are new and dont have a lot of nutrients. But I would expect they would sprout and then not thrive not have nothing comeup. Any tips or ideas as to why this may be. Many thanks
07 Aug 22 Tom (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Trying to grow these from seed is difficult. The tiny seedlings are easy to lose as well. Honestly just buy a bunch from a shop, cut the bottoms off about an inch long them put them into potting mix. You'll have usable tops within a month. Far, far easier than trying to grow from seed. I had aso failed to grow from seed many times, and then realised I wasted my time with that. They take very readily as cuttings from mature plants.
07 May 18 hamish (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
onion seeds do not keep very well. storing in freezer improves viability. are lucky to store viable seeds for more than a year in ambient condition....check the use by date.....a good long date will improve your success. Also check variety - it helps to have local seeds from successful crop.
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