The garden season has begun, with the first seed planted. Indoors of course, since outdoors is still very cold for weeks to come. With equal amounts of care and luck, this little seedling will be planted outside in April, harvested in august, and still will be good to eat in June of next year. Thank goodness for the wood cook stove! We have been using it for so many uses. Cooking our food on the top, baking in the oven, dehydrating nuts, drying laundry, using it to heat water for washing dishes, heating the house and most importantly for seed germination! From past experience we’ve learned that soil block makers work best for us regarding the easiest way to transplant seedlings. We made a soil mix composed of peat moss, compost from Maine, topsoil, and various minerals. Since onions are daylight sensitive and need plenty of light to put on top growth before the days start to get shorter again and the plants begin to put their energy into the bulb you need to start them early!