Newbie to alliums, have questions
I've never grown alliums and would like some advice.
Is it too early to start leeks, shallots and onions inside?
The average last frost in my area is May 15 but we usually only have light frosts (28 degrees) after April 15. I know the soil temperature isn't very warm in April - does that matter?
Based on the frost dates and temps being around 50-60 during the day and 30s-40s at night, would it be OK to transplant out on or about April 15?
What do you start your seeds in?
I'm thinking of starting the leeks in a 4x6" pot and moving them up to deeper (2x4" deep) individual cells when they are large enough to handle. Will this work?
I'm thinking to start the shallots and onions in 1 1/2" square by 2" deep plug flats so I don't have to handle them again until transplanting out. I would plant several seeds in each cell to ensure germination, then thin to 1 plant per cell. Does this make sense?
Plese share. And thanks in advance