SixOnSaturday February 23rd. Sow It Begins…

It is a funny thing, Winter drags on and I’m dying for Spring but I can’t get motivated to start sowing seeds. The basement, where I keep my supplies is cold, with a concrete floor. Cleaning and setup takes forever.

Today the sun is shining, the temp is above freezing, the birds have started singing their songs of love…and as happens every year, I just got on with it!

IMG_20190222_1145461. It begins. Every available surface. This week I started assorted annual flower seeds and peppers. Plus a few herbs and some lettuce….

img_20190222_114604.jpg2 . This little onion propagator was once a catering pack of oatmeal raisin cookies.

IMG_20190222_1146373. As if it knew it was destined to be dumped back in the heap tomorrow,  a bud finally appeared on last year’s red amaryllis .

IMG_20190222_1151014. Speaking of red, geraniums on the porch,  with a backdrop of snow.

IMG_20190222_1150475. Tete a tete daffodils,  also indoors. From a 3 dollar pack of 16 bulbs there are 3 flowers. Not very economical after all.

IMG_20190212_0633086. Sunrise, preceding one of 3 snowfalls this week. Just a few inches each time,  to remind me that it’s still mid winter here. February can be a ‘tretorus’ month, as they say around here. Actually, so can  March!

I’ll very quickly get sick and tired of having seed trays all over the house, but for now I’ll take it as a sign of Spring.

Take a visit to gardens and gardeners all over the world by visiting my inspiration in blog writing and seed sowing, the Propagator and his many Twitter friends.

http://www.thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com

 

 

4 thoughts on “SixOnSaturday February 23rd. Sow It Begins…

  1. Iike you I am having a hard time getting myself to start seeds this year. It’s probably a good thing as most years I start too early and spend time taking seedlings in and out of the garage as they get leggier and leggier.

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    1. …and then suddenly it is Spring and you can’t catch up with seed sowing because there are a million other things to do.Basil and Lettuce have already germinated, at least if they get leggy I can eat them and start over!

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  2. The Geraniums look so pretty! Of course a bud popped up on the Amaryllis— that made me laugh out loud! I’m growing tete-a-tete daffodils in the garden for the first time, and hope I get many blooms. Maybe you’ll still get more of them, here’s hoping!

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