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  • 19 Feb 2018
    2-15 Planted 55 more tomato seedlings…IF they survive the cold snap! Transplanted Mortgage Lifters, Brandywine reds & pinks. Potatoes up, reds & whites. Bok Choy re-rooted {planted the ends of purchased from grocery store to ea...

    Green Sausage tomatoes, Roma type and The Umbrella Garden garden

    Windy -18°C / 0°F
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    15 Feb 2018
    My wife was given a Kalanchoe in church last year for Mother’s Day (Mothering Sunday). It was a very small plant & when it finished flowering I cut out the old flower stems & put it on our bedroom windowsill. It’s now flowering...

    Kalanchoe 2018 Blooming

    Sunny 8°C / 46°F
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    15 Feb 2018
    The Pansies & Crocuses in the white troughs are now flowering on the balcony. The Pansies have had a few flowers all winter but now there are more & more opening every week! There are a few Crocuses also open but there are many more in bud...

    Crocuses on balcony 2018 Blooming and Pansies, Mini-Daffs & Crocuses in trough Blooming

    Sunny 8°C / 46°F
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    15 Feb 2018
    Last year my friend, Dick, from church, gave me couple of Marguerite standards which are still blooming – in February! These standards have spent all summer & winter on the balcony yet in spite of the frosts & cold,strong winds they ...

    Marguerite standards 2018 Blooming

    Sunny 8°C / 46°F
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    17 Feb 2018
    I have today removed all Brassica plants from the Red Oak Vegetable bed to prepare the soil for potato planting in around two weeks. Unfortunately the Brassicas failed badly so there was nothing lost by removing the plants. This winter was the fir...

    Red Oak Vegetable Bed garden

    Partly Cloudy 5°C / 41°F
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    14 Feb 2018
    “7:19 PM PST Tuesday 13 February 2018 Snowfall warning in effect for: West Columbia Snowfall, with total amounts of 10 to 20 cm is expected. A moist Pacific front will move across the interior tonight. Snowfall amounts of 10 to 20 cm can be ...

    Light Snow -2°C / 28°F
  • 18 Feb 2018
    Some of my plants have taken a hit from the steady cold weather in the 30’s F. The three bougainvilleas were hit hard, however these plants are already coming back. I still have not trimmed their dead branches. The cape honeysuckle lost a...

    Partly Cloudy 19°C / 66°F
  • 13 Feb 2018
    Too awesome to have a large(ish) garden and the greenhouse set up again. Torsten is pretty good in the garden, but still pretty destructive. He helped me collect the first of our compost and add it to all the fruit trees. I had to put up some fabu...

    Apple '3 Graft Cultivars' , Currant, Black - Consort , Grape - Eastern Concord , Golden...

    Clear 4°C / 39°F
  • 13 Feb 2018
    I bought two heat mats and put one under the hex and one under the peat pot tray today. It’s only been a couple of hours but it’s noticeably warmer under the domes in those two, compared to the regular tray. There is a warning that the...

    Peanuts, Red and White - Hex Trays , White Cotton - Hex Trays , White Cotton - Peat Pot...

    Overcast -4°C / 25°F