spring onions

Every year I try a new variety and sow several times but they either don't germinate or show up as spindly shoots smaller than chives after many weeks.  They stay like that until put out of their misery by autumn frosts. All other veg thrive in my patch so what am I doing wrong?

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  • Sue HSue H Posts: 415
    I grow mine in a window box outside in a sunny spot. Use bought compost and redspring onion seed. Just keep thinning out and using for ages. Has never failed me!
  • BerghillBerghill Posts: 2,826

    Well, we have been trying to grow Spring onions for over 40 years and so far.......................................none.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 12,094

    I usually find they get overtaken by weeds and are very difficult to weed. Window box sounds a good idea.

  • Glad to hear it's not just me then!  Don't have a window box and have to grow everything in my rabbit proof veg patch otherwise the blighters take everything - have learned that the hard way about chives.

  • Sue HSue H Posts: 415
    What happened to the chives?
  • Sue HSue H Posts: 415
    What about the chives? What happened?
  • Sue HSue H Posts: 415
    Try red spring onions. Easy to grow. Reliable.
  • Sue HSue H Posts: 415
    What about the chives? What happened?
  • Sue HSue H Posts: 415
    Red spring onion are always very successful for me. Easy to germinate and grows away quickly.
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