I took this photo on Feb 5th, at this point I think almost all the onion seeds had germinated. I think I may have planted a little to many or maybe alot to many. The Prince storage onions are in the front and the Armador Shallots are behind.
This shot of the shallots was also taken on Feb 5th. It seems they like to keep their heads in the sand as you can see by the curls. Currently they look very similar, if they don't straighten up soon papa might have to give them some help.
Yesterday, Feb 10th I thinned the Prince onions as they were getting pretty unruly. I pulled about half of them out and trimmed the long sprouts a bit. They are just starting to form second leaves so I figure it was probably a good time to thin before they start bulking up.
I have also decided that I am going to try some onion sets as well this season. I will look for either white or red onion sets and grow them along side the seeded onions. This way I can tell what does better or if there is any difference at all.
All in all it seems onions are pretty easy to grow from seed. Lets hope I am on the road to my dreams of massive onions this summer.
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