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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Survivor

Back in January I posted about my plans for the new cutting garden that I created from one of my old raised vegetable beds. I had started sowing seeds in it under plastic berry container cloches, and with our warmer than normal January I had sprouts from the Lupine Russell mix by the bgeinning of February.

Sprouts first detected on February 6


With our recent very cold weather, I wondered and worried how those little sprouts with their seed leaves would do under snow and with night-time temperatures that went down into the low 20s (22 degrees Fahrenheit on at least one night).

Well, the snow has melted and it's a bit warmer, although still going down near frost each night.

But those little babies are doing just fine!

Baby Lupines doing fine!

There'll be a whole row of them

Come late spring, expect a whole row of them in the cutting garden, multicolored Lupine flowers all singing and disco-dancing to Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive!"



10 comments:

  1. Your lupines are tough! Glad that they weren't singing this version! https://youtu.be/ybXrrTX3LuI

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  2. I'm inspired - so I sowed some flower seeds this morning! Looking forward to seeing these.

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  3. Tough little babies. I'm amazed the plastic stayed in place through the recent weather events. I sure hope we'll be on a warming trend soon so you can set them free.

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  4. Who'd have thought they would be so tough. Well done your lupins will be lovely. It's only since I've been blogging that I learn you spell them with an 'e'. How do you pronounce them?

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  5. You've inspired me! This is great. Saving salad container cloches now... AND singing Gloria Gainor!

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  6. I love those Russell hybrid lupines! I succeeded in getting a few flower stalks in my old garden but have felt it hopeless to even try them here. I look forward to the prospect of seeing some of those in a future vase.

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  7. Wow. Impressive little survivors indeed.

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  8. Yay for survivors, and damn, I love that song. The only seeds I’ve bought this year are my sugar snap peas...no flowers yet! Hmm...

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  9. Hurrah for the valiant lupines! Though do they ever make you think of Dennis Moore riding through the glen?

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    1. I had to Google that, Jason! Thanks for the laugh. That's one Monty P sketch I wasn't familiar with.

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