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

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30 Aug 13 Kyria (Australia - temperate climate)
I planted my spring onions (from seed) roughly a month and half ago, they have only grown a tiny bit - they actually resemble toothpicks. What am I doing wrong? I live in Melbourne metro. I have the exact same problem with my leeks
13 Jul 20 Jason (Australia - temperate climate)
This reply is a few years late, but I found it's easier to grow spring onions from healthy, fully-grown ones from a fruit market. Just cut off and keep the bottom 5 to 7cm and replant. They like a fair amount of water but good drainage, so they grow well in containers, in full sun. I tried growing from store-bought seeds and seeds saved from last year, but many didn't germinate, the ones that did took a long time to grow, and the sprouts are so tiny they can get damaged/squashed when watering if you're not really careful.
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