January 2016: What We're Sowing Now!

Published : 01/10/2016 08:19:55
Categories : Seed Journal

January Weather

A brief sunny gap in the freezing weather allowed me to sow what I should have sown in October. For a few days in the first week of January the sun came out, and the snow melted. It was 44F (6C) and just warm enough in the sunniest moments to get the marker flags out and start sowing!

Many of the seeds sown below were experimental. Some were proven winners from the past five years that will grow here with minimal or no irrigation.

Seeds Sowed:

Junberry (A. ALNIFOLIA)

Golden Currant (Ribes aureum)

Goji Berry (Lycium chinense)

Nanking Cherry (Prunus tomentosa)

Arrowleaf Balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata)

Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)

Yellow Snapdragons (Antirrhinum)

Lupins (Lupinus perennis)

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

To be continued...

One seed variety (Rhodiola rosea) I purchased from Germany will need 'stealth' sowing near the top of a mountain, and a mountain trip is planned in the next few weeks. But that is another story!

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