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    31 Jan 2016
    I can’t believe it’s 2016 already! I have to admit that the last couple of years have been very challenging and difficult for various (mostly personal) reasons. Hopefully all that is behind me now and I can move forward into the future...

    Partly Cloudy 11°C / 52°F
  • 31 Jan 2016
    I started all from leaves since May 30, 2015. NOTE: These are just forming tiny buds: Starry Night Blue, Sunkissed Rose, Sky Azure, Leprechaun Daydream, a 2nd L’heure Bleu & my original Sun Sizzle. Most are in intermediate styrofoam c...

    Partly Sunny 21°C / 70°F
  • 01 Feb 2016
    Not sure if the rainbow parsley has survived a duck onslaught. Baby Birdie managed to reach over the planter basket cover and get her thin little neck in amongst the supposedly protected water plants. She had a great feast on brahmi, rainbow pars...

    Golden Variegated Sweet Flag Growing, Duckweed Consumed, Papyrus, Dwarf Growing, Waterl...

    Mostly Cloudy 31°C / 88°F
  • Photo-upload-441307?1454438223
    01 Feb 2016
    I have had a few of my old Amaryllis hybrids flower so far this year & now my third Red Amaryllis to bloom in 2016 is finished. I took off the last dried up flower this morning, 2nd February 2016, & then moved the pot back into the kitchen...

    Amaryllis hybrids at home during 2016 Dying and Balcony 2016 garden

    Partly Sunny 8°C / 46°F
  • 01 Feb 2016
    Onions, broccoli and Brussels sprouts sown this evening to indoor fluorescent garden. Let the season begin!! There is so much more work left to do. Unfortunately, most of my garden tools and supplies were lost in the move so I will have to spend t...

    Brussels Sprout "Oven Roaster" , Broccoli "Waltham 29" , Onion "Sweet White Spanish" , ...

    Overcast 4°C / 39°F
  • 31 Jan 2016

    Clear 21°C / 70°F
  • 31 Jan 2016
    I am happy to report that the one remaining leaf that initially started to wither and turn brown is still green and firmly attached to the sapling. The withering stopped and the leaf remains a healthy shade of green. Closer examination this morn...

    Mango, Bowen Budding

    Scattered Clouds 30°C / 86°F
  • 31 Jan 2016
    I found several earthstars (Geastrum spp., likely triplex) and spread their spores on Bed 1. Hopefully they will grow, as I just think they’re interesting, as well as the added benefit of mycelium. I also spread spores on a nearby shaded area.

    Bed 1 garden

    Partly Sunny 10°C / 50°F
  • 02 Feb 2016
    Last year after letting several broccoli plants go to seed and harvesting the seeds, I read that to save the seed you need heirloom plants. The plants I let go to seed were not heirloom. Bummer. While at Menards looking through the seeds for heir...

    Mostly Cloudy -1°C / 30°F