Bunching onion seeds that I shoulda planted in early March

Should I plant them now, or wait until fall, or maybe next year (I know they'll only have 50% germination at best next year.)
I'm in Minnesota, land of the almost midnight sun, and I'm not sure what the extremely long days will do to a bunching onion seedling. The variety is Crimson Forest.
Thanks, Bob
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zxcvbob said:

I'd go for it. See what happens. I don't think 'Welsh'/bunching onions (A. fistulosum) bulb up much in any case, long days or short. Or, if you live in a mild winter area, wait until later this summer and start them for winter harvest.
(A fresh packet next year would add less than a dollar to a seed order from Pinetree Garden Seeds.)
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zxcvbob wrote:

I'm in California, and I am holding on to my bunching onion seeds until the fall. Day length is not my reason for keeping the seeds -- temperature is.
My vegetable garden book lists minimum, optimal, and maximum soil temperatures for the germination of several types of seeds. Onions prefer lower temperatures. Minimum temperature = 32F; optimal = 80F; maximum = 95F.
The book cautions that soil temperatures can exceed air temperatures by as much as 20 degrees. I wish I had read that part before wasting seeds and water. Air temperatures in my area haven't gone above 85 yet this season, but I'm sure that the soil has gotten significantly hotter than that.
I tried getting a second round of carrots, coriander, and chicory started three weeks ago. I have ONE new coriander seedling. The carrot seeds have the same maximum temperature as the onion seeds.
At the same time, I started tomato and cantaloupe seeds. They have germinated readily.
Hope that helps!
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John Ladasky wrote:

Thanks. I just planted the seeds this morning. When I get home I'll shade them for about a week so they don't get too hot.
Bob
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