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Full circle onions

Onion seedlings

Outside, I've had to admit that our garden is more of a zone 5 garden than a zone 6 garden this year.  That means we don't have anything fresh coming in except Egyptian onion bulbs, and I'm pushing back my earliest plantings of lettuce, peas, and poppies until the warm spell next week.

Inside, though, our baby onions are growing like gangbusters.  So far, all three flats are acting the same, although the one closest to the wood stove grows fastest.  When I pointed out the adorable little seedlings to Mark, he replied, "I can't remember the last time I bought an onion."  It's looking more and more like this will be the year we hit onion independence!

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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