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Saturday, January 2 View Page
A new year...and right now it feels so cold and empty...
Thursday, January 14 View Page
Today I opened the last AG from my 2020 season, the 471.8 (uow) Wagler 20, aka 'Mondenkind' (1542 Urena x 2261 Schmit). Excellent seed count, and the fruit on the pollinator plant was a shiny orange one, too :)
Tuesday, February 2 View Page
Sunday, February 7 View Page
Today weīve had some snow...some kind of snow which had a beautiful pastel apricot color. The pic doesnīt do it justice. In real life this color was so much more stunning. The color came from some Sahara sand (or dust) which had been blown that far and finally gave a nice mix with the snow flakes. Upon melting it was interesting to see what a large fraction of Sahara desert must have moved to Germany. The rather coarse dust you can see on the bottom right side settles nicely. The pic on the top right side shows the dust which was fine enough to get through a coffee filter (and needed a couple of hours to settle).
Saturday, February 13 View Page
Some frosty weather and some frosty suggestions for decoration, one simply needs some thread of wool, some muffin cups, water and some food color, and soon you can put some decoration outside, like here hanging from our bird feeding station.
Wednesday, February 17 View Page
For the 2021 growing season I will need heaps of Good Luck. Well, luck is the only thing that will help, because I cannot throw any wisdom into the game any longer. As of today, the last bit(e) of wisdom is history. Well, maybe I actually could throw it into the game (into the patch), but it certainly wouldnīt help.
Wednesday, February 24 View Page
Two days ago weather forecast predicted pretty warm and sunny days until tomorrow. Thus, I used this wonderful weather to check out whatīs going on in my compost box (and to mix it and give it some fresh air), I removed the whole load of compost material from the box and piled it up next to it. Today I filled it back into the box. Itīs full of hungry worms. Now the material is mixed nicely, has some fresh air to it and a decent moisture level, and I covered it with some clear plastic (for the sun may warm it up a bit more during the next days). For another month Iīll leave it alone and then letīs see how hungry the worms have been.


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