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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019


This post is a lot lighter and shorter than my last post... I know I was stirring a hornet's nest but I went ahead with it anyway. Thanks to all those who have been brave enough to comment. I know it wasn't easy for most of you who commented... It was much appreciated. It stirred a lot of interest because I got 180 views and the number will keep going up...

I took a photo of the moon last night with my zoom lens from an upstairs window but still, it doesn't show the face in the moon. It was very light outdoors with the brightness of the moon and all that snow but bitterly cold.

These are Orange Maverick Geranium seedlings planted on February 13

Today is sunny and still a bit cold but I wanted to show you my little Geranium seedlings. One sprouted on Feb. 15th, then one day apart the other three sprouted which was amazingly fast. It said to soak the seeds for 24 hours before planting but I didn't do that. I planted them in these little peat planters and placed the plate on the heat mat and covered them with a glass dish.
I planted another 10 Red Maverick Geranium seeds on Monday and none of those has sprouted yet.

I have these under glass in the sunroom and they are sheltered from direct sun with two small potting soil bags so they don't overheat in the sun.

This is the first time I'm using these tiny pressed peat pellets. Before planting, I soak them in warm water and they swell up before planting the seeds in.

I have other seeds to plant but it's still a bit early for home planting unless I had a hothouse.

I hope your day is going well. Thanks for your comments, they are much appreciated.
Hugs, Julia