March is a Lion Today
Saturday, 17 Mar 12 Storms 6°C / 42°F
Yesterday I sowed more Heinz tomato seeds in the greenhouse. Some of the grape tomatoes and slicing tomatoes have germinated but nothing from the Heinz variety. I may have fried them by forgetting to mist them one morning just after they were sown — oops. So, I pushed some more seeds into the starting tray and I’ll see what happens.
I also pruned the Martha’s Vineyard shrub rose closest to the front door. There are four or five more to go. The clippings from the one rose completely filled the dumpster so this will be slow going. I haven’t pruned these roses in years, YEARS and they are very dense and full of old dead canes. I realize you aren’t supposed to prune in March but by the time I finish the top priority pruning (orchard and Heritage roses), well… it’s March.
The lavendar I pruned a few weeks ago is still sitting there all dead and stumpy and lifeless. Crossing my fingers they come back.
And, today is very stormy. The wind is howling and the rain is pelting down steadily. It is supposed to turn to snow tonight, snow more tomorrow and then at some point switch back to rain. Sounds like a sloppy mess is in store. The apricot tree will most likely lose any fruit it was thinking about setting. As usual.
In the meantime, I’ve got corned beef in the crock pot and a fire in the wood stove.
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