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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Snow and seeds.

I dag har det blåst og snødd og vært kaldt.
Fra før lå det bare et tynt, lite snølag igjen på bakken etter forrige snøfall, men nå har vi fått påfyll med ordentlig snø.
Kanskje det blir godt skiføre fremover?

Today has been chilly and windy, and we got more snow.
From before there was just a thin layer of snow left on the ground from the last snowfall. Now the landscape is all white and snowy once more.
Maybe enough to go skiing one day soon?




Startskuddet for årets frøsådd gikk i dag :)

Earlier today I started up the first seeds of the season :)


Det var ikke store sådden riktignok, men det er jo en begynnelse...

To sorter chilifrø er kommet i jord, 'Etna' og 'de Cayenne'.
Jeg sår ofte altfor mange frø, og ender opp med mange overskuddsplanter. Men man trenger jo ikke så alle frøene i frøposen, de tåler å lagres noen år. Så nå har jeg sådd seks frø av hver sort. Frøene ble bløtlagt i ett døgn før de havnet i jorda.
Spiringsprosenten er aldri 100 %, men om jeg får to eller tre planter av hver sort er jeg fornøyd.


Only a small amount of seeds actually, but it is a start...

I sowed two varieties of chilli pepper, 'Etna' and 'de Cayenne'.
In previous years I have had the habit of starting up way too many seeds, and ended up with too many plants. (I have learned the lesson that there is no need to sow every seed from the package, as they can be stored for several years).
This time I only planted six seeds of each variety. The seeds were soaked for 24 hours before sowing.
There never is a 100% germination, so if I end up with two or three plants from each variety I will be happy with the result.



Pottene er plassert ved vinduet i et lite minidrivhus.
Foreløpig er det god plass der, men det skal etterhvert komme til flere potter (og flere minidrivhus også).


The seed pots are placed inside a mini greenhouse by the window.
Eventually more pots will follow (and more mini greenhouses too).


11 comments:

Anne said...

Hello Hilde, so you got more snow too? I sowed some seeds of a tomato variety called tigerella a couple of weeks ago and some have already germinated.I have them on my kitchen windowsill which is very warm so I will nurture them until its time to plant them out.Enjoy the week!

Red Rose. said...

Hi,Hilde.
It is so exciting to see your seeds growing! It is surly a sign of spring.
We have not had snow this winter here in Nara.

Tomoko

Yael said...

I am holding my thumbs for your seeds!
I am looking forward to see the peppers in summer!!!
Hugs to you Hilde!

Kristín Hrund said...

can´t wait to see your chilis growing! watching your own, homegrown plants is so giving and so much fun! Would you also plant some kitchen-herbs like Basil, oregano or thyme now?

datacreata said...

I used to sow my tomato plants the end of February but as we don't have a greenhouse to put them in, they struggle to survive as they have to be planted outside too early. Now, I try to not sow them until halfway through or even the end of March.

Hilde said...

Thanks for your nice comments, Red Rose, Yael and Datacreata :)

Good luck with your tomato seedlings, Anne :)

Kristin: I think so too, it is so nice to follow homegrown plants from seed to grown plant :) Very giving!
I have oregano and thyme in my garden already, so I do not need to sow them, but I will sow basil in a little while.

Annuk said...

Looks like we have more snow here, hehe! :)
Good luck with your seeds!
*waving from an ice-cold Piedmont!*

Crystalrainbow said...

way ahead of me lol mine still sitting in the packets :)the propigators are out ready to go.... getting excited now itchy feet to get in garden.... lovely to see the snow so pretty. keep warm x x

i stora drag said...

Så ni har fått mer snö, här kom det bara några enstaka flingor igår. Försökte fånga dem med kameran istället, för skotta behövdes inte!

Så duktig du är med dina fröer! Jag tycker inte jag har någon bra plats för sånt inne hos mig.
Ha det så gott och lycka till med din sådd!
Kram Pia

Hønemor said...

Der var du jammen i gang allerede. Så fort tiden går. I det ene øyeblikket tenker man at det er leenge til man trenger å tenke i frøsåingsbaner, også plutselig kan man jo begynne!

Gleder meg til å se hvordan det går med plantene dine! Gøy å se ting begynne å gro igjen!

Ha en herlig onsdag!
:-)

stardust said...

Hello, Hilde! In spite of the intense cold, it hasn’t snowed yet here in Nara. You must think you read the same kind of message, actually Red Rose and I live in the neighborhood.

Enjoy watching seeds germinate and grow. I look forward to your garden in summer. Stay warm.

Yoko

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