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.

Monday, March 04, 2013

onion and celeriac seedlings

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Blogger icebear said...


i used my Grow Veg garden planner and i see i have more room to grow stuff. I'm behind you in zones, so i still have time to start onions and shallots if i decide to. Thanks for sparking my brain. :)

March 04, 2013 6:45 PM

Blogger kathy said...

I am growing shallots this year for the first time. I forgot to mention that! They have sprouted well.

I don't know what I will do with all my celeriac seedlings. I usually plant a full 6-pack and get only a few sprouts. This year I have tons of sprouts. I'm hoping I can share them with other gardens. I only need at most 6 or 8. (Of course, this is assuming I don't kill them accidentally sometime.)

March 04, 2013 9:50 PM

Blogger Cary said...

Congratulations on repair of your cold frame, it looks terrific! Kathy, do you plan to give your onion seedlings a haircut? My shallot seedlings are growing taller than my onion and leek seedlings and I don't want to raise the light too high for the lower-growing sprouts, in order to keep above the shallots. Thanks!

March 05, 2013 10:05 AM

Blogger kathy said...

I usually just let the tall onion seedlings grow up into the light. It doesn't hurt them. Or I move the tall ones to one end of the shelf and angle the light, or move them to another shelf.

March 05, 2013 10:12 AM

Blogger Cary said...

Kathy, My onions have keeled over! After looking at Hudson Valley Seed Library's onion page, I am pretty certain it is damping off. I had them too moist after germination and neglected to add my fan for circulation. Have ordered more seeds and will replant. Think I still time. You might consider a fan to keep your beautiful seedlings thriving. :)

March 08, 2013 12:21 PM

Anonymous Nelson said...

Celeriac is rather odd-looking. Above ground is a gorgeously symmetrical crown of green, celery-like growth radiating from the central knob to about 12 inches.

However, pull up this pretty green crown and what you unearth looks like a troll's orb of warts and roots. Do not be dissuaded. When peeled, celery root's creamy white flesh resembles that of a turnip and tastes like a subtle blend of celery and parsley.

March 12, 2013 12:45 AM

Anonymous Red Maple Tree said...

Some wonderful plant bed. This is really a great job.

March 14, 2013 1:58 PM

Anonymous boulder walls Brisbane said...

What a beautiful growing seedlings here! I am growing onions at home too and happy that its sprouting so well.

March 19, 2013 3:21 AM


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