Some are just programmed wrong.
The rain has been falling a big part of the day and even if there were a few snow flakes mixed in there was no risk what so ever that it would stay on the ground. It’s unusually warm for early February and I like it a lot. I got a bit surprised when I came home, both the old dogs had been in the dog house all day it seems because both were dry and clean! There’s a first time for everything I guess 🙂
The last seed order for this season arrived yesterday and to my surprise some of the seeds (Ranzania japonica) had already started to germinate. I don’t mind that but I have already some space problems with pots in my windows and this doesn’t help 🙂 In also got a bit puzzled since they shouldn’t start germinate without a cold period. Some seeds are programmed wrong but this were a bit too many so I use Facebook to ask my fellow garden nerds how I should continue with the rest of those seeds. Amongst the seeds I ordered were also some Manchurian walnuts (Juglans mandshurica), I really want to have walnuts in my garden one day so I’m trying different species just in case any of them is hardy enough 🙂
I also checked the seeds I already have and all of the acorns that were left now have small roots and also some of the old magnolia seeds from last year had germinated now, more space problems 🙂 But I’ll place them all down in the cool cellar as soon as they have started to grow some, if I place them beneath the green house lamp they’ll have it warm enough until I can place them outdoors.
There’s nothing worth watching on tv tonight so I’ll watch the news and then I’ll continue to read Dune, if I don’t fall asleep in front of the tv that is 🙂 So it’s time to make a pot of tea and perhaps something to eat as well.
Have a great day!