Special Notes:Prefers full sun and well-draining soil, but I have found it to be adaptable to shadier locations. Super hardy and does well in large containers. I have a patch growing in galvanized tub that has thrived for over 15 years! Loved by pollinators. Ornamental. All parts edible. Round leaves and pink/purple flowers. Blooms in spring. Hardy zone 3.
Approximately 100+ seeds per packet.
Seed Starting and Growing: Direct sow seed outdoors once the soil has thawed. To start indoors, sow into pots about 8-10 weeks before the last frost in your area. Here in Toronto, I prefer to start as early asFebruary so they have lots of growth before planting out. Be sure to harden off seedlings before planting them outside. Detailed instruction on how to grow onion family plants (Alliums) from seed and the hardening off process can be found at YouGrowGirl.com.
About You Grow Girl Seeds:
All of the seeds that I sell were lovingly homegrown and harvested by me, small scale, in my urban garden using organic methods only -- no chemicals or pesticides whatsoever. Tomato varieties are isolated to stay true using the flower bagging method and I test for germination quality. I take special care in choosing varieties that I find unusual, interesting and fabulous, and/or especially suitable for growing in small space gardens.