Do you want to grow allium seeds in Hardiness Zone 6, but don’t know when to start them?
Starting allium seeds is not as easy as it seems.
- Allium Seeds must be consistently watered, receive at least 8 hours of sunlight a day, & be kept at room temperature of at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
So if you don’t consistently water them they won’t germinate. If they aren’t in a room that is at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit they won’t sprout. And if it receives 8 hours of sunlight the plant itself won’t grow.
- Because Hardiness Zone 6 growing season is not long enough, allium seeds cannot be sowed outside and should only be started indoors.
Because of this, I’m going to teach you the ideal time to start allium seeds indoors in Hardiness Zone 6:
- To Learn More About HOW to Grow Alliums, Check Out This GUIDE!
When to Start Allium Seeds Indoors
Depending on the type of alliums, it takes roughly 21 days to grow alliums from seed indoors before you can transplant them into your garden. And it could take another 365 days for your alliums to bloom!
The approximate date of when you should start your allium seeds indoors can be found by:
- Finding the first average frost date HERE
- And then subtract 21 days from it
You can also find your hardiness zone below:
To help ensure the greatest success of your allium seeds germinating you should:
- Use a heat mat to ensure the gardening pot remains at 70 degrees Fahrenheit
- Use a grow light to control how much light your allium seeds receive
- Water your seeds with a spray bottle to ensure your seeds are not overwatered
It should also be noted that you will not want to introduce your allium plants into your garden until 2 weeks before your first frost or else your plant will potentially die or not bloom
If you want to learn WHEN to start ANY Flower Seed in Hardiness Zone 6, head over to HERE and just type in the flower you want to grow.