An early spring?

I sit, awaiting the first flakes.  Winter storm on its way, so says the weatherman.  Not to worry, I am more than prepared.

Surely, I must be speaking of rock salt and shovels, bread and toilet paper?  Nope, I’m talking spring.  I am arming myself against this storm with vernal vestiges aplenty.

Today, the wees and I took a long walk in the sunshine and stockpiled some Vitamin D.  A quick check of the wintersowing revealed new sprouts, of the bunching onion variety.  Long spindly forsythia branches were carefully cut, exposing their green innards and brought indoors to bloom within the warmth of our walls.

The indoor seeds are also sprouting.  Yesterday, shoots of shallot and today, tiny Redfield Beauty tomatoes and foxgloves poked their drowsy heads up.

I feel quite insulated against the cold bones of winter with all this fresh new growth around.  I am awake and ready.

WINTERSOWING 2013

01.01.13
fennel, Florence (from 2012 garden)
onion, bunching  SPROUTED 03.05.13
green bean, “Provider”
 
01.05.13  
shallot, “Zebrune” (from SSE 2013)
viola, “Bowles’ Black” (from SSE 2013)
cucumber, “Double Yield” (from SSE 2013)
 
01.08.13  
lavender, English (from SSE 2013)
kale, dwarf curled blue scotch (from SSE 2013)   SPROUTED 02.11.13
fern, asparagus (trade, ST from Barbara M.)
fern, foxtail (trade, ST from Barbara M.)
 
01.14.13  
poppy (from 2012 garden)
yarrow (from 2012 garden)
cockscomb (trade, ST from Shannon H.)
red celosia (trade, ST from Shannon H.)
yellow celosia (trade, ST from Shannon H.)
mini chocolate bell pepper (from 2012 garden)
cleome (from Nature Boy’s mom’s garden, maybe 2011?)
coral salvia (trade, ST from Barbara M.)
 
02.11.13
pepper, ancho (The Garden Studio on Etsy 2013)
pepper, aurora (from SSE 2013)
pepper, king of the north (from SSE 2013)
pepper, mini chocolate bell (2nd container, from 2012 garden)
okra, dwarf long pod green (trade, ST from Shannon H.)
tomato, redfield beauty (from SSE 2013)
lettuce, tennis ball (from SSE 2013)
fern, foxtail (2nd container, trade from ST, Barbara M.)
fern, asparagus (2nd container, trade from ST, Barbara M.)
cockscomb, red (2nd variety, trade, from ST, Barbara M.)
columbine, red wild  ( TGS 2013)
rose, heirloom varieties (TGS 2013)
foxglove, sutton’s apricot (TGS 2013)
 
02.25.13 (FULL MOON)
white baneberry (from 2012 garden, native wildflower)
columbine, Barlow doubles mixed, Burpee)
 
INDOOR SOWING 2013
 
02.25.13 (FULL MOON)
cucumber, “Double Yield” (from SSE 2013)
kale, dwarf curled blue scotch (from SSE 2013)  SPROUTED 03.01.13
pepper, ancho (The Garden Studio on Etsy 2013)
pepper, aurora (from SSE 2013)
pepper, king of the north (from SSE 2013)
pepper, mini chocolate bell ( from 2012 garden)
shallot, “Zebrune” (from SSE 2013)  SPROUTED 03.04.13
tomato, organic cherry (from 2010 garden)
tomato, redfield beauty (from SSE 2013) SPROUTED 03.05.13
squash, crookneck (from 2012 garden)
foxglove (mixed, from 2012 garden) SPROUTED 03.05.13
lavender, English (from SSE 2013)
rose, heirloom varieties (TGS, 2013)
viola, “Bowles’ Black” (from SSE 2013)
viola, mixed (from 2012 garden)
 
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