Tag: petunia

Spring seedlings

Another sign of spring’s approach¬†– flats of seedlings growing under lights.¬† On the left are tiny petunia seedlings, which can be a challenge to grow.¬† I start with pelleted seed, which is more expensive, but worth...

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Still blooming

Autumn has been kind to the flowers this year. The two light frosts thus far have barely nipped the tender plants in more exposed areas. Most of the farm is protected by sheltering belts of trees that ease the sharp bite of the wind. Rock outcrops gather heat from the day’s sunshine and the tender plants nearby benefit from these warmer pockets as the heat radiates back into the air at night.

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