Our First Dose Of Spring & Seed Starting For 2018! ONIONS!

Talk about crazy weather this week! While it felt like a mid-May spring day on Wednesday, reaching almost 70 degrees…it was short-lived. I won’t ruin it by saying what happened the next day… OK I will…  SNOW! Yes, three inches of snow fell.  It left us scratching our heads a bit but we did manage to accomplish something during that beautiful day.  Emma demanded we fire up the Deere and make round trips to no where.   The sunshine put us in the mood to pretend, if only for a moment, that Spring had sprung!

28070994_364315710710148_1910708224694383168_o

While Emma took advantage of the sun and a few John Deere tractor rides, Blake and I geared up to plant our first round of vegetable seeds! Yes- I know its only February, BUT, onions need an 8-10 week head start before transplanting outside. They get planted a month before your last frost date, so in our zone 5b climate,  we end up with a February seed starting date.

Check out our video for tips and a visual on how we start them here:

How To Start Onion Seeds

We will give an update when they sprout, which takes generally just about 2 weeks. Growing onions from seed is easy. They are not picky or finicky. If their green tops start to get too tall, just cut their tops down to 4″ and use the tops like you would chives. It’s an added bonus! Give them a try this year!

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s