Leeks from Seeds
While I have been gardening for lots of years, I am starting leeks from seed for the first time. Answers to a few questions would be most helpful and greatly appreciated. Regardless of what the USDA says, we are in zone 6B. It hasn't been below zero for 20 years. Last frost is early in May.
1. Would early March be a good time to start seed indooors? I intend to sow in 6 inch pots with a good seed starting mix.
2. Should the seeds in pots be placed on heating pads to assist germination or do they germinate better without bottom heat?
3. What is the recommended time frame for transplanting to their permanent home in a raised bed?
4. I will initially grow under shop lights in an area that averages 65 degrees. Good environment??
I have done some reading online but value opinions of fellow forum members.