Cold in many ways.
The temperature has dropped both in my body and outside. The grim reaper has left me and his cousin “The one that disturbs Your sleep in the night” has come in his place. To be honest, he is worse in many ways 🙂 🙂 I think I woke up at least ten times last night and I´m almost as tired now as I was when I went to bed last night. But the coughing stopped late night anyway so it could have been much worse.
It looks as if it is going to be a beautiful day today. The sun is shining and the temperature is below freezing point. To bad I can´t go out to enjoy it, but then again I wouldn´t even have noticed that it was a beautiful weather if I had been at work 🙂 So instead I´ll continue on a book I started to read yesterday, Salem´s lot by Stephen King (1975). I´ve read it before but have forgotten most of it. I was really looking for the short story called Jerusalem´s lot (1978) that is one of the most scaring stories I´ve ever read, but this one is not far behind it 🙂 🙂 I didn´t get that far yesterday so it wasn´t nightmares that woke me up all night anyway 🙂 I have read that Stephen King writes about things that scares him, poor man he has the most horrifying things on his mind 🙂 🙂 🙂
Some of You might think that I started to order seeds a bit early doing it already now, but that´s what we have to do that lives this far north (well anyone that has cold winters with temperatures below 0C (32F) for a longer time. Many of the trees, bushes and perennials that lives in such a climate needs colder temperatures to start germinate. The cold makes some chemicals in the seed, that stops germination to early, to break down so the seed can germinate at the right time. So if You have tried to sow some seeds and always failed with them when You´ve sown them inside or late in spring, try to sow them in the autumn instead.
It is rather easy to decide wether a seed needs heat or cold to germinate (mostly anyway). If the flower blooms in spring the seed most probably needs heat to germinate because it is ready to be sown already in the middle of summer. But if the seed is “ripe” in the autumn it most probably needs the cold to star germinate in the early spring instead. Annuals is a different thing though, some can be sown late in autumn, early winter so they germinate in early spring. Some seeds can take years until they start germinate, like many in the Viburnum family. Others like peony´s germinate the first year, but only grow their roots that first summer. It only starts showing above ground the year after that. Som seeds, like different nuts, might need some help to get water in to it so we need to sandpaper it a bit. Otherwise they may take several years to germinate or might never germinate at all.
I have a fire in the stove and I have already finished a pot of tea. Now I´ll get to bed and start reading about the horrors in the little town Jerusalem´s Lot 🙂 Have a great day now!