The first seeds of the year have been planted! I’m using an old salad container to start my onions before I transfer them to the garden in April. I put the whole packet in there, so fingers crossed they aren’t too crowded. I haven’t had any luck with onions the last two times I’ve planted them, but I think it’s because I didn’t start them early enough. The seed packet says to start the seeds eight to ten weeks before the last frost, so hopefully this will have a better outcome.
I read that that it is advisable to give the onion sprouts a trim once they are a few inches tall so that there will be more root development. Once they are ready to plant in the garden I’ll have to carefully separate them out and plant them them 4″ apart.
I also learned that onions only produce seeds the second year, so I will save a few of them to overwinter in the greenhouse. I wonder how many seeds one onion plant will produce? I’m planning on making onion powder with some of the onion harvest and I am very curious to see if homegrown onions are any easier on my husband’s stomach.
Next up will be the peas in a few weeks, but first we’ll have to get some compost worked into the ground. Fun stuff!