The seed starting station is lit and full of started plants. I am excited about many of them, particularly my storage onions. They are off to a very sturdy and healthy start--I took advice from one gardening friend to start them in little peat pellets, and advice from a local CSA farmer to give them repeated haircuts to strengthen them and keep them from flopping and molding. So far, it is all working! If they make it until I can plant them, this would be the first year I will have successfully done onions from seed. It's only taken me five years of trying...
Anyway, the variety I chose is called Copra:
They are a standard yellow storage onion, and the ones I got to grow last year held well into February (which was when I ran out of my onions for the season).
I also have some different tomatoes growing, including this fun one:
It's called "Hilly Billy Potato Leaf". Yeehaw. I do love bicolored tomatoes, and I've never tried this one. I'm also hoping for luck with Silvery Fern Leaf and Orange Jubillee tomatoes, as well as Hinklehatz peppers. I just love that name. Apparently, it means "chicken hearts" in Pennsylvania Dutch. From the picture on the seed packet, they do look a little like chicken hearts. Hopefully, they will taste like peppers.