Posted: 07/10/2016 at 16:33
Sowing direct into soil and leaving them till they're a good pencil thickness, and I mean good, works for me. I leave them till they're like a good spring onion then they go in. They do like well cultivated soil, usually they follow potatoes so a good spade depth of deep digging is always good. I usually manure the bed in autumn prior to the new pots going in and I add some chicken manure after the pots. They do seem to like a good watering in the first few weeks as well.