Saturday, December 29, 2012

Winter Beginnings

It rained a couple of days ago and then turned cold enough to freeze the water in my wheelbarrow.  When I turned it on its side, I observed the slow dance of leaves, grass and twigs making their way to the side.

My granddaughter and I started a seed germination project.  Since many of my seeds were bought with high hopes, but not yet planted, I have to determine which ones are still viable.  So far, watermelon seeds are doing great and are transplanted to four inch pots.  Okra germinated, but did not thrive when transplanted.  We will try another batch just in case.

Small branches of Red Sage and Artemsia are rooting and will be ready for transplant any time.  I have gallon jugs of water between newly planted Perennial Dianthus to absorb heat during the day and transmit it at night.

© 2012 Kathryn Hardage