Saturday, February 13, 2010

Onions Sprouted!

The remaining onion seeds arrived Tuesday and were put in dirt that night.  Thursday morning I saw that the leeks had sprouted.  That night at least some of all the onions are hatched.  I turned on the light for them.  Now I'll have to remember to do that regularly and to water them.
Leeks (above) and onions (below)
The artichokes are starting to come up as of this morning.  You can see a light colored loop in the center cell on top.  The plant in the lower right hand cell is probably a weed.
Next step: figure out what seeds we have and what we need.  Then place an order.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

It Has Begun

We've cleared the spot under the grow lights, plugged in the seedling mat, and filled containers with dirt. We've planted 12 artichokes (right), the Walla Walla Sweets (left), and the leeks. The yellow and red onion seeds haven't arrived yet, so they'll go in in a couple of days.