Although I see snowflakes drifting down from the skies this morning, I must say that I know spring is coming. How do I say that with such certainty? What's my evidence? Our number one predictor at Chez Purling Oaks......Blue is shedding at his "spring is almost here and I must get rid of this heavy coat" rate. Any dark clothing must be worn with extreme vigilance and lint rollers close at hand.
My mother, Cousin Kim, and I were inspecting the Jung Seed catalog yesterday and speculating on what seeds and plants we would plant this year. Mom and Kim are planning on some nice big pumpkins, there's a new cherry tomato from Jung's that has a strawberry shape that Kim wants me to start, and they both requested some longkeepers, although Jung's no longer offers them in their catalog. Longkeepers will do just that---if you store them on a shelf, you may have home-grown tomatoes into January. Nice. Dan's requested some of the mini eggplants for this year. So, I think I better start hunting for those seeds!