this is my first year of starting plants from seed. about 95% of all the vegetables, some herbs and a few perennials were started indoors using grow lights. my only failure (so far) has been the “copra” onions. of a hundred seeds planted only 3 came up’! i’ve had great success with tomatoes, cucumber, zucchini (huge already) and peppers, all still indoors or in the cold-frame. several lettuce are up and now in pots or the garden.
of the herbs, i have 50 lavender, a dozen bergamot, basil and some summer savory, all of them thriving.
seeds sown directly in the garden have all sprouted: radish, beets, turnip, bok choi, spring onions and of course the fava beans and peas.
carrots and a second sowing of beets, radish and lettuce went in on wednesday april 24.
about the onions…i broke down and bought set of both red and white – all of them up at various stages.