March is always a month full of surprises, and in the last couple of years, we have had snowfall. And this year was no different.
We may have some mild sunny days, but nights are freezing, and we often see frost in the mornings. I know this, but still, I somehow expect each new year to be milder and more gardening friendly.
Seed starting and plant propagation has been the main focus of this month as a whole. I fell back in love with vermiculite as a seed starting medium, and I like it.
Some overwintering plants were gently caressed back to life, and there was the inevitable realization that not all plants make it over winter. I, specifically, lost one of four Bhut Jolokia ghost pepper plants. But all other overwintering plants – peppers, chilies, thyme, rosemary, sage, and tarragon – are doing great.
The first aphids showed their ugly faces, but early detection is crucial, and I do not anticipate this attack to go on for much longer.
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