Aah...the weather. Never a dull moment lately, it seems. While we haven't seen the huge amount of snow being experienced in the Northeastern US (although we've had our fair share), we have had another record breaking year. For us, however, it's not about the snow but the temperatures. This is only the 2nd time in recorded history where the temperatures in February have stayed below the freezing mark for the entire month (the last time being 1978). We have also, once again, had several record breaking lows, with temperatures in the -20's (< -4F) and wind chills in the -30 to -40C range (-22 to -40F). Just another nail in the coffin for my dreams of actually getting some fruit from my trees this year...sigh.
But even though it's a frozen tundra outside at the moment, inside I'm busy starting seeds and dreaming of spring. You know, I think that people that wait until May & go to the nursery to pick up all of their planting stock are really missing out...nothing lifts a gardeners spirits more than a bit of soil, seed & green in February.
I started my onions on February 19th. I'm growing all of the same varieties I grew last year plus a few new ones.
|Onion Seeds for 2015|