Sowing season starts now.
The world is covered in a light fluffy layer of snow now. It’s a bit strange because normally when it’s just around 0C (32F) it doesn’t get this fluffy. Even though we have gotten perhaps 10cm (4 inches it is still easy to just sweep away instead of shoveling it. I’ve done neither because I am a bit lazy to be honest 🙂
The roads are surprisingly well kept and it’s easy to drive on them with no risk of sliding around as it usually is. I guess we’re lucky for once since I read about accidents all the time in the news online. I think it’s better when there is some snow on the roads because then there are no doubts about the road being slippery and there’s no risk of being surprised by black ice either. By saying that I still won’t say I like snow 🙂
I bought a packet of hazel nuts the other day, I wonder if they are treated with sprout inhibitors because I thought I should try and sow some of them. When sowing any kind of seed with a very thick shell one should place them in a container with water. At first they float like a bobber but those that will have a chance of germinating will start to sink after a few days or so. But that’s not a good sign if they are treated, then it’s just a sign that they would have germinated otherwise 🙂
This is the time of year when I start to sow, especially perennials and bushes/ trees that need a cold period to be able to germinate. Some plants, like the Californian tree poppy can actually benefit from being almost burned and then placed chilly. Or one can put a lot of ashes on top of the soil and pour almost boiling water over it and then place cold. Tricky business trying to get seeds to germinate 🙂
It is time to make some cocoa and a few cheese sandwiches I think. Tool bad it’s soo dark because I’ve just loaded the Edixa camera with a new film 🙂 Well, I have this weekend to try it again and I hope we’ll be able to take a walk on the bog on Sunday. I’m not sure there will be anything written on Saturday, I have some things to do.
Have a great day!