Between February and March I like to pollute my small little homestead with starter plants. We heat with wood so our back room in the homestead we rent is always the hottest room in the house and the plants seem to grow like weeds. Since I started gardening a few years back I have learned that pepper plants need the extra time to grow and after last years success I have started even more plants this year so I do not have to run out and purchase a bunch. I would rather start 400 seeds then purchase 24 plants from a green house.
Now when it comes to onions we love to plant thousands so after doing a lot of research I have decided to plant them from seed this year as it is a lot cheaper in the long run, although I my need a bigger green house built when the weather gets nicer as my house fills up fast. So next week once this cold snap passes through I will begin my onion seeds and leeks.
I learned last year that I started my leeks to late last year and when I transplanted them I ended up loosing more then 3/4 of my crop because my weeds grew faster then my leeks did. This year I plan on planting my leeks in raised boxes in hopes to get a better yield.