When we were planting seeds a couple of weeks ago my son commented that the onion seeds were small and they looked like chunks of charcoal. They were and they did.
The last time I tried to grow onions I started from sets. They grew okay, a lot of flavor, but the bulbs never got that big. This time we are starting from seeds with a different variety. The exciting thing is… wait for it… they are sprouting!
Do you see them? They are so tiny! Super fine little strings poking through the surface and unfolding into little green hairs. So amazing.
Here is the new view of the garden beds now that they are all planted and the chicken fencing is up. It looks pretty bad. I need to break out the weed eater and get to work cleaning that up. I’m going to put wood chips on the ground around the beds as a deep mulch. I’m hoping that will look a lot better. I just need to pray that the Tree Amigos have a job in my area in the next few days. I got on their wood chip list for a free delivery.
We have some family in town this weekend (good times!) so I will not have an abundance of gardening time, but I need to try and get at least this much done.
– Planting the rest of the fall planting in the main garden
– harvest the last watermelons and pull up the vines (I love demo!)
– weed eat!
– finish sprinkler mod to exclude the garden area in the normal watering (just unscrewing some heads and screwing on a cap)
Good gardening times ahead! I did see some sprouts coming up in the third bed as well. No broccoli coming up yet, but I saw the Chinese cabbage had started to come up. All kinds of good stuff!