Seeds of a New Year

Happy New Year everyone!

In keeping with a not too long tradition, on first of January, I’m writing about something that was the most special plant-wise for me, in the past year. And it seems that having up and running my indoor light stand won the honour!

From under the lights Under lights

For all of us gardeners and plant-alcoholics in the Northern hemisphere, the counter-attack to a long, harsh winter is without doubt having a growing light stand. With the seeds packages that start pouring in January, and the personal seeds collections, by mid February one can have a small growing operation! Of course that with the ‘seedling joy’ also comes frustration and sadness after loosing some, but that’s all part of the game, isn’t it?

Garden ready for 2014

Let’s all prepare to plant the seeds of a New Year! Try something new, approach differently what didn’t work last year, be creative, experiment, learn some more and watch your garden flourish.


May all your seeds germinate and all your plants and dreams come true in 2014!




6 replies
  1. Amy Olmsted
    Amy Olmsted says:

    Happy New Seedy Year to you!! My light stand is a very important part of my health and well being. I will be sowing the first seeds of the season on friday I think, as long as my bags of potting mix are thawed out.

    • diversifolius
      diversifolius says:

      Thank you and you’re right. I’ll be sowing first the species that need the cold period (and throw them outside, sometimes the uniform fridge temperature doesn’t do the trick) and then as per germinating requirements.I learned that is best to hold on till later for the easy germinators, because they’ll be ready for the outdoors before the spring arrives here.I get excited just by writing this!!! Happy Seeding!

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