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Thursday, January 24, 2013

The growing season begins!

The 2013 growing season has begun.  We have several trays of seedlings growing under artificial light and we will be seeding every week now until May.  We have several varieties of perennials growing right now.  Seeded a few annuals, Purple Majesty Millet, Lithsanthus and Craspedia - Drumstick flower.  The Drumstick flower is great for corsages and button holes.  The daylight hours are growing once again and have noticed the longer days in the evening, but I am still driving to work in darkness in the mornings.  February should be the start of the increased morning daylight.

Lots and lots of snow all around this year.  We had another several centimeters drop this morning and there are drifts everywhere.  Will be lots of water around in the Spring, but the soil was pretty dry in the Fall so it should absorb a lot of water.  What will the Spring bring us this year?

We have a lot of birds living at our farm this winter.  Lots and lots of Grosbeaks, a few Bluejays, Woodpeckers of all sizes, Redpoles and Chickadees.  They clean out the feeders every couple of days and the Woodpeckers enjoy the suet Pat makes for them.

Sharing a few photos of the 2012 gardens taken by Mandy, our daughter, in late August.

Prairie Sun Rudbeckia

Fuchsiana Dahlia

Fireworks Gomphrena

Orange Dahlias

Dahlia patch

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