After I was done with the lettuce and pea transplants last weekend, I thought I'd amend my sole veggie bed with some compost and blood meal. I plan to use the bed for several different varieties of squash this summer. This is what my sad, sad bed looks like:
Gotta love the abandoned watering can... I actually think that was used as a snow toy. Yes, we southerners are deprived of proper cold-weather toys.
But what's that? Something caught my eye:
Let's get a closer look..
Upon realizing what I had witnessed, I ran into the house screaming like a madwoman for my family to come view my discovery. I don't think they appreciated the interruption.. But I bet you get it!! See, last year I planted some red onion bulbs that never did anything.. I thought I'd dug them all up. However, in the same spot, I'd also planted some scallions from seed. Do you think these are scallions? Or red onions?
And what should I do with them? I have a few options, but space is running at a premium:
1) Dig up the mysterious sprouts now and proceed with my plans to till and amend the bed.
2) Let them grow until it's time to plant the squash, then harvest what's there, and fill their places with more squash.
3) Leave the onions alone, then fertilize and plant squash around them. Maybe I'll be able to add a few onions to my harvest this fall..
Cast your vote (on the right) and let me know!