Sunday, February 27, 2011

Growing and Snowing.

Two weeks ago I took the pups on a walk at Black Bay Park. It was a beautiful sunshiny day and spring was definitely in the air. I was thinking wow,  Punxsutawney Phil finally got it right!  An early spring was sure to arrive. I even spotted a  few blooming buttercups which only reinforced my notion. However, it turns out Phil couldn't have been more wrong. Yep, Old Man Winter made another appearance this past week and if the snow alone wasn't bad enough the temperatures fell down to the single digits. Mother nature is definitely messing with my emotions lately. So, to survive the whole snow ordeal I bought another grow light and started some more seed. (Take that Old Man Winter) The lights are actually a great investment since I will be starting most of the seed indoors and we're trying to hold off on firing up the greenhouse for as long as possible.

Last week I started onion and celery seed and this week I'm starting borage, nasturtiums, and peppers.  The second seeding of thyme and echinacea recently sprouted and the basil, thyme, marjoram, cilantro, oregano and sage (started in December) have been harvested at least 6 times now. Today I repotted the lavender and celery and next I will repot the rest of the herbs to make room for more seed trays. This may require more grow lights : ) So, while spring may not exactly be in "the air" at the moment it's definitely spring-like in my grow room.

Happy growing!

"No winter lasts forever. No spring skips its turn. April is a promise that May is bound to keep. And we know it."...Hal Borland


  1. I feel you. I have had enough- the Northeast winter has been the worst one I can recall.

  2. Love the pups. I would like to contact you via email with a fun proposal for your blog.

  3. Your plants are looking great! It has been a tough winter here in Southern Ontario. We have not really had a lot of snow at once this winter though. Just lots of melts followed by more snow right after.

  4. Hi,

    Seeing that you’re a green advocate (and blogger) I wanted to reach out and see if you were interested in an article that I recently have written. It's on the Olympics and the steps they're taking to go green and decrease the environmental impact that it has. While sports is something far from the topic of your blog, I think that you will find it interesting and informative, and not overwhelming on the sports content, besides a few facts on the last Olympics, it is primarily about the Olympics going Green.

    I'm looking to spread awareness of the fact that even though the Olympic Games are fantastic and unifying, they are it's quite a carbon-rich event and are not that environmentally sound.

    Nerissa Barry

  5. Thanks Dan. This winter, like every winter, just seems to last way too long. I'm ready for sunshine and warm summer days for sure. : )