The Winter That Wasn't

By: Susie77 , 1:13 AM GMT on January 19, 2012

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We still have cabbages all green and perky, and lettuce too. It's January 18th and the hyacinths, croci, and daffodils are showing their little green heads. Less than 2 inches of snow has fallen here near STL MO.  Yes, I am complaining! I love winter. As a gardener, I love it even more. A good cold winter keeps plants dormant until wake-up time. A properly frigid winter kills off many insects that chomp plants, and gives the plants a fighting chance. Oh, it also kills off mosquito larvae. Snow gives the soil some slow-release moisture, and it also offers a protective layer to seeds and bulbs and roots that lie close to the surface.

I want our winter, and I want it NOW!!

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Sometimes I complain about the earthly weather, but mostly I like to post about astronomy and space events. Hope you enjoy the articles.