Saturday, March 23, 2013

Journal March 23, 2013

The zinnia and calendula plants that I started on January 26, 2013 are starting to flower.  It will be nice to have a few flowers to brighten our current dreary weather.  I really should have been adding a few annuals to the greens all winter.

That said, I am afraid it is going to be a while before we see any sign of spring in upstate New York.  March has been a miserable month, and winter is hanging on for dear life.  Several inches of snow still cover the ground, the temperature is only in the mid thirties, the sky is overcast and the wind is howling; in other words, typical New York state weather.

The olive trees are in the greenhouse today so I am giving the LEDs a rest for the afternoon.  The nice thing about olive plants, is that they have a temperature tolerance from slightly less than freezing to triple digits, and they can also grow in sun or partial shade.

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