Wednesday, January 21, 2009


It is a good time to peruse the refrigerator and storage places for shriveled root vegetables. Old beets and carrots and rutabagas, can find new life when put in dirt now. If the old roots have any life in them, they will give you early greens.

Potatoes too are sprouting. There are blue and red potato varieties that are very cold hardy. I am still experimenting with them. The very sprouted red potatoes I put on my unheated porch in a plastic bag survived temps in the 20’s.

Good to check geraniums and rooted plants on windowsills, I found some seriously rotting stems. Once rooting water gets sour (has a bad bacteria colony) stems will not root, they will rot.

The days get longer.


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