And So It Begins…(Again)

The gardening.

The past couple of years I’ve been growing a little tired (in the truest sense of the word) of gardening. Meaning, I haven’t been in a hurry to begin, or I chose to buy starts for some plants rather than early seeding them myself. But this year I’m finally feeling it again.

A few weeks ago I splurged on buying a lot of new seed rather than just relying on leftovers. And this weekend I sowed onion seed. I’m trying a method called winter sowing where you put the flats outside.

I’m trying this because the last few years my onion seed often germinated and then died off. I wasn’t sure why, so this time I have both new seed and a new method. We’ll see how it goes. I really do miss the years when I was successful and had a lot of storage onions. I love braiding them up and hanging them around the kitchen, snipping one off whenever a recipe called for onions.

Fingers crossed!

Do you have anything planted or growing yet? (Inside or out.)

Sandra Smith is the author of the awesome and award-winning middle grade/YA series, Seed Savers. Visit her Facebook and Pinterest pages. Follow her on TwitterSign up for the newsletter!

2 comments on “And So It Begins…(Again)

  1. I’m still working on the seed sowing plan. I decided to leave a lot of things later than last year, when I got started early and then got caught out with nowhere to put them, and then frosts in May.
    But preparing the new veg bed will start if the rain lets up and the snow goes away. A freeze on top of waterlogged ground is not ideal.
    Keep up the good work šŸ™‚

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