Obviously I have too much free time on my hands.
While out today, I stopped at the nursery and picked up a pack of fresh onions seeds (sweet Spanish - why? the only onions they had beside bunching).
If I want to plant out nice seedlings in April, then I have to start seeds now.
I re-used a lettuce box. I added about 1/3 sand to the potting mix. Just thought it might keep the mix from drying out too much.
I filled the container leaving an inch from the top.
I'm a little OCD. I like to see how many seeds I plant and how many of them sprout. But putting black seeds in dark mix? That won't work. Hmmmm.
Ah. I cut a paper napkin and laid it on top of the moist mix. It was really easy to see the placement of the seeds, giving each about 3/4" room. The napkin will dissolve. (Same method I use for carrots, only no wheat glue here.) 60 seeds in the planter (30 left in the packet).
Then I gently spooned on 1/2" of sand/soil mix, gently tamped it down so as not to spread the seeds around and sprayed the lot with warm water.
Popped on a lid and put it on the furnace shelf.
There. More to watch in the basement.
The little geranium trying to root? I've put it elsewhere under a lamp. I'm sure it'll do fine. Geraniums are easy rooters.
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