Onions are sprouting pretty good. They are in 24 ounce cottage cheese containers, and I used what I call the “snow method” when I planted. I’ve done this before and had good luck. Basically the growing container is filled with planting mix, topped with about an inch of snow, seeds are placed on the surface of the snow, and then they are just barely covered with starting mix.
Planting black onion seed in dark seed starting mix gets to be a challenge, but when placed on the white snow, I can easily space them apart.
Yeah, I know. Weird. It takes all kinds.
Gardening like I'm gonna live forever, right here in central Iowa. Posting since 2008. 🍁
I ordered Heshiko bunching onions that I'm fixin' to start.
I think you have a better climate for growing Heshiko onions than I have. I grew them once, but heat, humidity, and soil fungus got to them. There is a jelly-like liquid in onion leaves. Heshiko has a lot.
All our problems would be solved if only we would change our ways.
I need glasses for close-up but what really makes all the difference is a good light above my workspace. I plant into 72's and have a reflector light about 2' above the surface. I put the seeds into a white, ceramic spice dish and plant with tweezers. I poke holes in the growing medium, drop a seed in and cover it immediately so I don't look down to grab another seed and then wonder where I am. It will be interesting to see what comes up, since one tray is last years seeds.
USDA Zone 6a in Akron, NY on the left side of the state