My Fedco seed order arrived today! Everything came except the Calypso cucumbers, which were sold out. I'm not unhappy about that though, as a new packet of pickling cucumbers from Mike the Gardener also arrived in today's mail.
Germination looks to be very good for the 120 Red Grano onion seeds, planted one week ago today. I planted another container of 100 seeds 3 days ago, and I see one or two popping up today. Soon I will by planting both Walla Walla and Copra, so one grow shelf will probably be filled with baby onions.
Very nice. I should have my order from Sierra Seeds any day. I planted my Renee Shepard' s and Peaceful Valley seeds over the weekend. I'm planting onion sets this year...My leeks are via seed. I look forward to the results you'll get from your FEDCO seeds...I'm very curious.ReplyDelete
Lynda, I have planted some Fedco seeds before. I got them by talking others into including a packet or two with their orders, but this is the first time I've actually sent in a large order for myself. I've had good luck with their lettuce seeds and Gonzales cabbage. The come highly recommended by Daphne!Delete
Here in Florida, we must start onion seeds in the fall and I missed the window. I ended up buying transplants of short day onions and am planting them out in the garden this weekend.ReplyDelete
I love to see everyone getting their seed orders. I got mine earlier in the month but, after receiving your suggestion for Velour bush beans, I ordered those and a few more to save on shipping. Can't wait to get it all in the ground!
Jen, I hope you like the Velour beans! They grew very well for me up here in WA, but I have no idea how they will perform in Fla. We live in two different gardening worlds, LOL!Delete
This will be my first year for starting the Walla Walla onions from seed. I've always bought the plants and put them in the garden mid-March. I have three varieties of onions to play with this year.....do you think 620 onions is too many for two people? Haha...that's how many I'd have if all the ones I'm starting actually survive!
This is the second year that I have ordered from Fedco. Their seeds have been great for me.ReplyDelete
I am a complete failure growing onions from seed. Since you are the "Queen" at growing onions I'm sure you'll do just fine!
Robin, they are very generous with the amount of seeds in the packets, and the prices are certainly reasonable. With these, and all the seeds I have received from the seed of the month club (thanks to my dear Robin), I think I have everything except potato seed purchased for the huge sum of $31! Now all I need is good weather and cow poo, LOL!Delete
You are lucky. I've got three things on backorder right now. One of them is onion seeds. I hope they show up soon. Though I have started onions late and they do work almost as well as starting them early, I really want to have them planted. I can't wait to start my little seedlings for the year.ReplyDelete
And I so hate when things get canceled. This year Pinetree canceled my Point One cabbage on me. I so wanted to try it. Ah well. I think I have enough Early Jersey to plant. I was just hoping for an earlier one.
Daphne, I was kind of expecting the onion seeds to be cancelled or put on back order, not cucumber seeds! Those gardeners down South must have bought them all ;-)Delete
I need to go buy a couple more plastic shoe boxes so I can get the rest of the onions started. I glued 400 seeds onto napkins last night, all ready for planting. I love seed gluing...it's very relaxing and therapeutic for my old mind.
I figured I'd give them a try, but I also ordered a back up second variety that says it likes heat and humidity. Never hurts to be safe.ReplyDelete
That's a lot of onions! We use onions a lot here so I planted about 250 thinking that would be too many. I also planted a 4x4 bed with leeks in November and have another bunch that just arrived that need to go in. Do you just sneak all those onions in with the other veggies? I was worried I wouldn't have enough room, but I'm popping them in everywhere. Luckily they companion plant well.
Jen, we do use a lot of onions, too. I grew a few storage onions last year, but I got them planted late and germination wasn't good, so we used up all of our Walla Wallas for cooking. I always plant two bunches of WW, which is about 120 onions, and it's never quite enough for us (and I give them to my kids). I'm planting 200 WW seeds this year, but also 220 seeds of sweet red onions, so with luck that should get us through the sweet onion season! If most of them grow, I can always slice and freeze them for winter fajitas. I do plant mine in wide beds, but I'll probably find myself planting anywhere I can find the room this year, because I don't have enough room for that many wide beds :-) I'll put them in with the cabbage and broccoli for sure, and pull those young as salad onions.Delete
Looks good Granny! I gotta get my seeds ordered before the varieties I want are sold out (which they probably already are....)ReplyDelete
Ashlee, get off off that Yoga mat and get your butt in gear! If you procrastinate, you'll have to get your seeds off of a rack at Walmart, and that's no fun ;-)Delete
Yippee for you! I have decided not to order from the catalog as don't need much. Enjoy! NancyReplyDelete
Nancy, I am a seed hoarder, LOL! I never have too many. I am replacing a lot of my old, saved seeds this year with nice fresh seed, then I can begin my hoarding all over again.Delete
Granny, you had me in a panic. I don't even have my planting list completed, much less seeds ordered. Checked last year's schedule and I started onions mid-February and that worked fine, so I still have time. But gotta get going and get those seeds ordered!ReplyDelete
Oh, David, you aren't late....I'm early! I'm so sick of winter, and so ready for spring, I just had to see something green growing around here, LOL! I'll probably end up having to put all those onion starts into big pots and haul them out on sunny days. At least they don't mind being transplanted two or three times ;-) I still have more onion seeds to start, so I'll try to hold off until Feb. 1 with them.Delete
Getting your seeds is a joyful occasion, isn't it?! It brings with it so much POTENTIAL - and helps you to think forward to the Summer ahead (let's hope it will be a good one!)ReplyDelete
Mark, I was awake before dawn this morning, trying to figure out where on earth I was going to plant 600 onions! Where will the snap peas go? Will I have room for 3 varieties of potatoes I want to grow? Should I skip the butternut squash this year and plant a less invasive (bush) variety? So much to think about!Delete
You're way ahead of me. Bu then it's a but a jillion below here. Looks so nice to have germinating seeds.ReplyDelete
David, it's a jillion below here, too! I'll probably regret starting those onions so soon, but I just couldn't help myself. I see seeds and I have to plant. No self control ;-)Delete
When do you start your tomatoes? I order the last of my seed last week so they should arrive next week. Fingers crossed I will have your seeds ready to go by next friday.ReplyDelete
Don't worry, Dan. I don't start my tomatoes until mid-March. Are you getting anxious to start planting?Delete
I sure am but I dont think the weather is going to co-operate any time soon. It has been so cold this year, like northern alberta cold! I'm still planning on starting one of those brandywine extra early when the seed gets here.ReplyDelete
Good Morning, I am delighted to find a blogger who gardens in Eastern Washington. I am a hit and miss backyard gardener, mostly miss. Due to our hot dry summers and afternoon shade in my backyard, I have a hard time, or maybe it is just that I don't know what I'm doing. I'm building above ground beds for this spring and I started a compost pile last fall. I have high hopes for this being my best gardening year. I don't expect a garden that I can, can and freeze from, but would love to be able to eat from it during the summer months. When I'm through typing this I am going to your follower's box and becoming your newest follower. Please come visit my blog and if you like it . . . I would be over joyed to have you as a mutual follower.ReplyDelete
Have a great day, Connie :)
I'm not sure what is going on with your follower's box . . . it counted me but didn't put a thumbprint photo, but i've added you to my front page blog-list. I do not want to miss a single post :)ReplyDelete
Good morning, Connie, and thank you for following my blog! Blogger has been a bit wonky lately. I see the followers count went up, but no new photo. Are you anywhere near the Tri-Cities?Delete
love their seeds! I noticed above you said you start your tomatoes mid march....that sounds like the best time. always start mine way too early! Do you start them all? I am wondering with all our cold weather if we will ever see sumer!:-)ReplyDelete
Robbie, last year I just grew my cherry tomatoes from my own seeds and bought the main tomato plants. This year I'm going back to growing all of my own so I can try a couple of new varieties and grow others that aren't available locally. I start them all mid-March, except for the Mini Gold. I started those in January one year and grew them to fruiting in the plant window, so I'm trying that again.Delete