First Seeding

Last Sunday was the very first seeding of the year.  It may seem a little early, but Onions and Scallions need more time than most crops to be in the “greenhouse” (I don’t actually have a greenhouse, but that’s what I’m calling it) and will be going out on the first planting day.  First I made a soil mixture of potting soil, top soil, and compost.  I added a little moisture and mixed it to an even consistency.  The moisture is key for the next step, which is to pack the soil into soil blocks. If there isn’t enough moisture, the blocks will crumble and fall apart.

Image

Image

With my soil blocks made I’m ready to seed.

Image

  Next I water them in and cover the tray with Saran Wrap to hold moisture while the seeds germinate.

Image

Image

  Then it’s just a matter of monitoring the temperature and moisture levels, and waiting for the seeds to germinate!

Day 5:

Image

Day 7:

Image

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s