Farm Update
Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you get to spend it with someone you love!
Spring is rapidly approaching and I am so ready!
During the past month the unusually warm days have allowed me to get out and get the beds ready a little earlier than normal. I’ve been focusing my energy on starting "cool season" flower seeds indoors. This week I will begin direct sowing outdoors as well. Cool season flowers are annuals and biennials that don’t mind the cold.  Some flowers included in this group are sweet peas, Canterbury bells, Sweet William, snapdragons and poppies.  A book that I purchased last summer has given me new insight and confidence with this group of flowers. I encourage you to check it out! It’s called Cool Flowers by Lisa Mason Ziegler. To find out more
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Reuse . Re-purpose . Recycle 
I’ve been inspired to reuse and recycle around the house lately. Here’s a little project you can do at home with a milk jug. I cut it into strips to use as seed labels. It worked well, and when I was finished, I had a handy little dish to hold my seeds while sowing.
A Couple of Tips on Starting Sweet Peas
Sweet pea seeds have a nice hard seed coat that protects them from the elements. This same seed coat can make germination difficult if seeds are sown directly into the soil. Here are a couple of tips to help your sweet peas start off on the right foot. Soak the seeds in water for 2 to 3 hours until they swell. They then can be planted indoors in pots for several weeks before planting outside. 
After I soak my seeds I like to wrap them in a moist paper towel and stick them in a plastic baggy for a couple of days. This is called pre-sprouting. If you look at the second photo below you can see tiny roots beginning to emerge from the seed coat.
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