JWG (jwg) wrote,

Spring has arrived??

catalog coverToday in the mail we got our first seed catalog. This is the earliest we've ever gotten a catalog. It was from Pinetree Gardens, one of the places from whom we order seeds. Unlike Burpees and some of the other ones this is not a glamorous catalog with lots of glossy pictures. They do have good stuff and their prices are a bit lower, not that we buy that many things. This cover on their web site is for the 2005 catalog; we got the 2006 version.

It is true that the grow light is on so we could plant seeds now, but then what would we do with them? The grow light is on for the Rosemary plant that we dug up because it isn't a hardy perennial and doesn't winter over successfully; and this way we do get fresh Rosemary. Strangely enough when we have kept Rosemary in the ground and mulched it well, in early spring it seemed to be fine with a bit of new growth and then it would die. A couple of years there was survival.

Also under the grow light are a couple of Swedish ivys and a spider plant. These are descendants of plants that I got in 1966 when I moved into this house! Christopher, our long deceased cat, used to like to eat spider plants - and then spit them up of course, so placing them was a challenge.

Writing this post reminds me that we have a few dead grow light bulbs in the corner of the laundry room awaiting a trip to the DPW recyling center.

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