Some New Info Related To A Few Of My Posts:

In case you need some interesting reading on a cold winter day, I am posting some links with more information related to some of the things I wrote about in the past year.

Did my post from awhile back stir you interest in Paw Paws?  Here is some news on them:

http://www.urbanfarmonline.com/urban-gardening/backyard-gardening/a-pawpaw-germination-experiment.aspx

http://www.hobbyfarms.com/farm-news/2015/10/23/is-the-pawpaw-making-a-comeback-trending.aspx

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One of my Paw Paws did not survive but the nursery is replacing it for me this spring.  The other one grew to about one and a half feet tall and looked very healthy by the end of summer.

 

I still am a fan of front yard gardens and now so is California!

http://insteading.com/2014/09/30/california-passes-neighborhood-food-act/

 

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Yep, I know I said I was cutting down the size of my garden this year.  However,  I have changed my mind (again) and am keeping it as is.  So far I have no plans for veggies out front.  Maybe someday though!

Monarchs are on everyone’s radar it seems!

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http://www.farmanddairy.com/top-stories/giving-pollinators-the-right-of-way/304755.html

  Have you planted your Milkweed yet?  If not be sure to order some for spring planting.

I am happy to say that many Home Centers are phasing out neonicotinoids.  It can’t happen fast enough!

http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/12/03/home-depot-neonics

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/09/lowes-pesticides-bees_n_7035208.html

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28167-bees-win-as-us-court-rules-against-neonicotinoid-pesticide/

On a more personal level, I am thrilled to say that I will have a new grandbaby this summer!

I’m counting the days until spring gardening.  It wont be too long before I am starting tomato and pepper seeds.  I need to decide on a vine to grow on the arbor we put by the coop.  I can’t wait to see what my Wisteria does this year!  Did my poppies survive?  Will my new weeping cherry tree bloom?  Will I get any pears or apricots on the trees this year?  Will the birds leave me any blueberries?  Who will win the bunny wars in ’16?  Can I resist baby chicks this spring?

Hang around, only time will tell!

What are your 2016 gardening plans?

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nancy
    Jan 15, 2016 @ 17:19:26

    Glad to hear your PawPaw tree is growing. I love PawPaws. Haven’t eaten the fruit for, probably, 15 years!
    I’m excited about seeing the winter Monarchs down here. Should be seeing a lot of them since I’ve been reading their numbers are large this year.

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  2. slcriger
    Jan 15, 2016 @ 15:19:47

    cool….cant wait to start seeds

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