It´s time to start sowing.
I got surprised this morning! The roads were actually in great condition and there were ice on them only in a few spots. Two days of warm winds and some rain have made a great difference and it will stay warm tomorrow too and then I hope the last of the ice disappears. But if they hadn´t poured out a lot of gravel on the village roads yesterday (including the one outside my cottage) I don´t think that I had managed to get to work this morning either 🙂
But I was prepared this morning. I had saved a lot of ashes from the stove and I had found the big bag with peat (and one with potting soil) outside and let it defrost inside for two days. But even if I had no use of the peat and soil on the road I will have it here inside instead. For us that sows our own perennials, bushes and trees it´s high time to start now. As I´ve told You before, most of the plants that grows in my climate has to go through a winter before they can germinate (some of them can need many winters to be honest). When writing winter I mean they need temperatures that are below 5C (41F) for at least a month.
I have already sown five Black Walnuts and now I´ll continue with PawPaw and Goji berries. Goji berries is seen as one of the best berries there is, filled with vitamins and antioxidants. There are lots of other things to but I´ll tell You about those later. But I have to tell You about something else that has germinated. Do You remember when I wrote about those flat peaches and nectarines? I saved some of those kernels and yesterday two of them had started to germinate in my fridge. One had a rather long thin root so that I planted in a pot, but the other one has to stay cool for yet a week I think. One had rotten but there´s still two that has shown no sign of wanting to germinate at all 🙂
It´s time to make some tea and perhaps a sandwich or two. There´s a fire in the stove and the heat is slowly spreading in my little cottage 🙂 Have a great day now!