So it’s already been about 4 weeks since we first planted the onion seeds and they have done great so far. It’s time to transplant them into individual containers. We are using 72 cell plastic trays for the next stage of growing and we added a solution of 1/4 teaspoon of Wegener’s organic fertilizer to 2 cups of water in the bottom of the tray.
As you can probably tell, the soil is dry since we didn’t water them that morning as we usually do. We did this deliberately as it is easier to separate the sprouts.
Yesterday we woke up to see that several of our onion seeds have sprouted! It seems like the homemade warming mat helped a lot since the onions were “supposed” to germinate in 7-14 days according to the package, but ours germinated in only 5 days! It was very cool to check back during the day and see more and more green poking up. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, our mould issue on top of the soil resolved itself with the help of the holes we poked on the top of our domes!
We thought it would be a good idea to keep records of what we are planting and write down the outcome so we can purchase or avoid a certain seed types in the future.
We searched to see what was out there as far as a record books and we found the perfect one in the 2014 Alamanack & Garden Journal.
It’s mid-way through February and it’s time to start planning our onions! Our garden planning software suggests we plant indoors for 4-6 weeks before transferring them to our garden in mid-April.
The plan is to start them in bigger containers and then after 4 weeks, transferring them to bigger containers so their roots can expand and continue to grow.
Here are the materials we are using: Miracle Gro Organic Choice Potting Mix (the only organic potting soil in town in mid-February!), two packages of McKenzie Organic Sturon Onion Seeds, two take-out type containers with lids, a spray bottle full of water and a big bowl to mix the soil and water together.