Tuesday, February 21, 2012

You Know You're a Gardener If....

Just had to share; wonderful! And I'm sure many of you will relate.
Enjoy your garden...oh and "gardens make the world clean and fresh" AHS

Monday, February 20, 2012

The 2012 Season Begins with the Starting of Onion Seeds

Getting potting soil ready to plant onions. I'm using Johnny's Seed Starting mix this year. Been using it at school and we love it.

Yesterday I tapped 16 sugar maple trees and today I planted onion seeds. February 20th and I am thinking I should have started them a week ago. I ordered my seeds from FEDCO and I planted 2 types of yellow storage onions, 1 type of red onion, leeks, shallots, and bunching onions. My dilemma is, do I put a heating pad underneath? I've read that heat helps seed starting a lot. So I'm giving it a try. When I Googled onion seed starting I was pleasantly surprised when I was brought to a MOFGA article by Jean English. Here's the article: http://www.mofga.org/Publications/ArticlesforReprinting/StartOnionsFromSeedNow/tabid/1066/Default.aspx

Let's hope for a good garden season. It's been a dry winter and I'm hoping we won't have a dry summer.
Happy Seed Starting,