It’s February! The long, long, “always feels the longest” month of January is finally behind us, with its sub-zero temps, blustery winds, freezing rains and lack of insulating snow blanket. Hopefully February will be a sweet month! It’s started with a beautiful 6″ snowfall that fell gently to cover every branch and surface, and has not been disturbed by even a slight breeze. Such beauty makes the heart sing.
Regardless of what’s happening outdoors here in Zone 5, if crops are to be ready for planting in the potager and flower borders at the appropriate time, it’s time to do the second round of indoor seeding. It’s not a long list, but it’s some of my favorite crops: cippolini “Bianca di Maggio”, all of the various snapdragons, dahlia “Sunny Reggae”, salvia “Blue Bedder”, the pretty orange Agastache “Tango” and celery. Italian flat-leaf parsley could have been in the first seeding, but the two flats were full and I didn’t want to start a new one for just one crop, so it will go in as well. Only the celery and snapdragons need light to germinate this time. After this, the seeding schedule grows with longer crop lists and larger quantities. Whee!
Have you begun seeding? If so, what are you sowing? Be sure to include your zone, so readers can do comparative thinking.