This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

first seeds sown

Right on schedule, my onions are sown: one flat each of white, yellow and red onions. 11 weeks before my last frost date - April 30.

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Blogger Susie said...

Mine too:-)

February 12, 2009 10:31 PM

Blogger Stewart said...

I can feel your eagerness from here!
Good luck with you onions.

February 12, 2009 11:21 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exciting :-) Good luck with those onions!

February 13, 2009 4:42 AM

Blogger Chiot's Run said...

I just did my onions yesterday as well. I can't wait. The ones from seed seem to do so much better.

February 13, 2009 6:38 AM

Blogger Daphne said...

I don't remember the last time I actually sowed a seed right on schedule. So far this year I've sown my onions earlier than my schedule told me to and the leeks were later.

February 13, 2009 7:09 AM

Anonymous deborah said...

My frost free date is May 15th, so I probably jump the gun starting leeks and onions as early as I do (I started them yesterday). But they always seem to do just fine.

Thanks for the handy garden planner, by the way. It's an excellent tool.

February 13, 2009 10:07 AM

Blogger naltieri said...

Certainly ahead of me. My last frost date is June 15! I use sets, mostly because I lack the space.

February 14, 2009 8:57 PM

Blogger Peggy said...

Hi Kathy!
Are you starting your onions in compost? It doesn't look like bagged starting soil.

February 14, 2009 9:42 PM

Blogger kathy said...

You know, this soil is VERY lumpy. It IS potting soil. Scott's. But there are a LOT of sticks in it. I picked out many and threw them out. I hope the smaller ones that I left in the pots don't cause problems for the seedlings. Aargg. I have 2 big bags of this.

February 14, 2009 10:51 PM

Blogger Wayne Stratz said...

I have grown onions from seed, but have switched to buying sets... so much easier.

I start seeds in a 50/50 mix of peat moss and vermiculite

February 15, 2009 9:46 PM

Blogger kathy said...

I may buy some peat and vermiculite to compare. Something about this heavy potting soil doesn't seem goods.

I went by 2 of my favorite garden stores today, but both were closed for Presidents's Day. Too bad. Seemed like a perfect day for buying planting supplies to me!

February 16, 2009 8:17 PM

Blogger Randy Emmitt said...


Your blog is one of my favorites! Never thought of doing onions indoors. We planted ours yesterday in the garden here in Durham, NC

February 16, 2009 9:19 PM


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