Posted By Jonathan on March 31, 2012
When our onion and leek seeds came up, I totally forgot to post about it..but they are up! The leeks had a very nice germination rate, at well over 90% coming up. The onions were a bit less, hovering around 50%, which is very sad to me. At least we have some coming up, so we can save the seed from a couple in two years. 🙂 I ended up planting the rest of the seeds, about a week ago, in the cells that didn’t come up to begin with. So far, to date, none of them have come up yet, but they may within the next few days.
When the leeks and onions got to about 3 inches tall, I clipped off about a quarter of an inch, so that they will put more effort into growing their root systems. I also transplanted out any duplicates that were growing in the same cell, so I can plant them easier in a couple of months.