Sowing the Onions

I’m getting an early start on this year with a bunch of onions from seed. We didn’t have quite enough onions last year, and the fall crop never matured in time to be harvested, so I’m getting an earlier start and planting a lot more variety from seed. i’m still planting the same from-transplant bets of red and yellow sweet ontions, but i’m adding an early bed of mixed red & yellow storage onions, plus a bed of specialty onions like the oblong ‘red long of tropea’ and flattened mini yellow and purple onions. I’m also planting a patch of (seed grown) shallots this week which will be ready by fall, as well as chives and bunching onions which will be ready early this spring.