?? about starting onions from seed.
I have some bunching onion seeds from Gurney's and I'm having trouble getting them to sprout.
I planted a Square Foot Garden in California when I first tried my hand at gardening, and they didn't sprout. I've since moved to Arkansas and I planted the seeds in some plastic cups indoors about three weeks ago (I know, I'm running a little late), and I've still got nothing. I even dug down in the cup to see if they had sprouted but not reached the surface yet. Nothing.
The seeds have been properly stored (I'm getting almost 100% germination from the other stuff I've planted). Is there a trick to this? They seem too small to pre-soak before planting, and I kept them warm and moist.
The soil is made of peat moss, vermiculite, and compost. Should I try sprouting them in vermiculite before transplanting into soil? Do they need to be extra-warm to sprout?
Any help would be appreciated.