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all will be revealed

February 8, 2009

For about 2.5 hours today (windy, partly-sunny, 39-ish) I stopped whining about winter and planted seeds, winter sowing a few perennials.

Sources in how to do this ranged from Kathy’s post last year about it, the book “The Undaunted Garden” that she refers to, Wintersown and the forum on GardenWeb, and others.

Finally, today I read the post on Dave’s Garden that made it look easy enough that I just cut open those milk jugs, dumped the soil in, pressed the seeds down, and pow! Winter sown! I’m too freaked out to take them out into the cold tonight, so they are in the basement until morning.

Echinops ritro sent by Kathy — Hallelujah! gonna have blue globe thistles in Slaterville!
Yellow Foxglove sent by Kathy — Digitalis to keep a safe distance from the Beagle
Salvia lyrata — about 7 seeds harvested/stolen from the Cornell herb garden last fall
Cleome from the front yard — looked like only 1/4 or so were ripe and decent

Soundtrack: Superwolf

“can you love the one that God does?
can you love the lily of the field?
can you tend the soil inside of her
til all has been revealed?”

One Comment leave one →
  1. February 11, 2009 8:07 am

    Cool. I haven’t heard of the winter starting thing. I wonder if my mum does that?

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