It was cold out today. I’m still a little sore from chicken run constructing. Have 2x4s gotten heavier?
Just trying to find a likely excuse for not going outside in the wind and plowing into the pen building.
Ah, the onion plants need a haircut.
Before, wild and unruly…
After, suave and tidy, no tapering, more like a crew cut…
Onions are pretty indestructible and trimming the little guys doesn’t hurt them a bit. It helps me not have to jerry-rig the lights to varying heights. They actually need a haircut every few days because they grow so fast.
This is the first time I’ve grown onions from seed, but I don’t believe it’s much like rocket science. We’ll see how they do compared to my usual purchased sets or plants. And I really hope I don’t have to eat the smart aleck rocket science comment rather than onions.
I did hop outside for just a bit to put up a few more joists and whojigits. The door studs are on the opposite side of the structure in this picture, and the bottom right corner is where I hope to put a transfer door to get the girls into a yet-to-be-built chicken tractor.
So close, yet so far.
A PS about my earliest tomato seedlings. The other night I fired up our wood stove for the first time in a couple of weeks. I forgot that there were four seedling pots on top of it, filled with potting soil and tomato seeds. I made the oddest noise when I finally realized that I was cooking tomatoes. Anyway, they’re no worse for wear. Only the plastic bag covering the pots melted. And yesterday they started popping out. Talk about bottom heat.