The week of February 11 marked the first week of seeding for 26th Street veggies. We’re a little wary of setting up the greenhouse just yet, with possible snow en route, the weight of which could easily destroy the plastic covering. And so, seeds have been germinating indoors on a heating mat. It’s a little known fact that most seeds need partial or complete darkness (and naturally, warmth) for best germination so having them indoors right now won’t set us back at all. About one third of the farm’s transplant veggies are packed into these five germination trays, including leeks, onions, artichokes, peppers, and several brassicas. Once they sprout, they’ll be tediously hand-planted into starting blocks–and will take up much more room than they do now. By that point, the greenhouse will be back in operation for the season…can’t wait!