The Winter That Wasn't

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

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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