onion seed coat
I've never grown onions before in any way shape or form. This year, I decided to give it a shot starting seeds indoors and then transplanting in March or April.
Anyway, I've started about 5 different varieties. Germination has been excellent. However, I don't know if what I'm experiencing is normal or not. They aren't behaving like my tomatoes or other veggies ;o)
A long thin green shoot is shooting straight up to the lights. But at the end, it has the seed coat. And that seed coat is not popping off. It seems to dry up and fall off. And no cotelydons emerge.
Being onions I'm hoping that that is normal. If the seed coat falls off on another veggie, that usually means death.
I've been searching the archives and the web, but either my question is too silly to answer ;o) or it never happens to anyone else.
So, am I okay and with luck will get onions? Or am I experiencing fatally sticky seed coats? Should I have soaked the seeds before I sowed them? Do I need to start over again?