Now that we're snuggled up back inside, I figured I'd take a minute to give an update on my seedlings.
The peppers seem to be doing well, they're starting to get their first set of true leaves. I'll let those develop for another day or so and then I'll transfer them into some peat pots. They've about outgrown the cells already and I don't want them to get root-bound.
The tomatoes are also coming along nicely, some of them are developing true leaves, others have just started sprouting. I'll be transferring the ones that are further along to peat pots when I take care of the peppers.
I forgot to get a picture of the celery. They're doing ... eh... OK, I guess. They took forever to germinate. This is the first year I've tried growing celery and I'm not sure what to expect, really. If these don't turn out well, I can direct seed them in a few weeks but they may not have time to fully develop before it gets too hot. I did get a heat-resistant variety so I guess we'll see.
The onion seedlings were doing great. I did the first initial trim and they seemed to really like their haircut. But since then, they've kind of been languishing. I've lost a few that were fine one day, then totally keeled over the next. To make matters worse, they now have some type of bug floating around them. Looks like a fruit fly. I'll be doing some research to see what these bugs could be, that may be why they aren't doing so well now. I may have to start over, which will set me behind on my onions. I've separated them from the rest of the seedlings because I'm worried they may transfer to the other plants.
I'm glad I held off on starting the cucurbits, especially with the coming snow. I'm not sure how this spring is going to pan out. It sure feels like winter is holding on tight, not willing to let go. No point in worrying about it. Whatever will be, will be. I'll just have to make the best of it!