My first garden entry of 2012!
I managed to overwinter thymes, chives, rosemaries and the sundew. I’m quite happy with the rosemary cuttings especially, because they’re, well, growing I gave one cutting and a pot of chives to Yannick and Julie. Hope they’ll enjoy them.
What’s quite interesting is that the chives are flowering. It seems the effect of leaving the chives outside for a couple of weeks when it was just below 0 and snowing outside is to produce strong plants. I brought them in when the temperature was dropping to -10 though. They would have frozen to death.
The pots I used last year have been cleaned last month, and there was a surprise. One of the more expensive self watering pots has a hole on the bottom Splendid I’ll have to apply some water-resistant patch, that’s also weather resistant. Haven’t figured it out yet.
This month, I started a batch of NuMex twilight chilli seeds and some alpine strawberries. They’re quite known to be difficult to germinate. I sowed 12 Twilight seeds and 10 Yellow Wonder variety seeds I’ve bought in December. In addition, Dasha gave me as a new year’s present (or was it Christmas?) a packet of red alpine strawberry growing kit. So far, none of the seeds there germinated, but then again, the packet instruction said that the seeds may take 2-3 weeks to germinate (and it’s only the eighth day today). The seed packet contains like 30-40 seeds, way more than the yellow wonder packet I bought. Hopefully some seeds will pop up.
In March I’ll start some tomato, bok choy and choy sum seeds. Need to buy some compost and Kathrin for lending me her warm compress.