It feels like spring. The skies are blue and the days are warm but is it safe to start planting seeds? While plants need sun, warmth and water to grow, they also need enough hours of daylight to grow. Once the days reach a length of ten hours, it’s time to plant hardy greens. I plant greens in February for picking salads in April. Read more…
Maple sap starts to run when the nights are still cold but the days are above freezing. Sunshine also helps, and it’s usually early to mid March before the sap is flowing. Those conditions came far earlier this year. We tapped our trees on 14th February and I can’t help wondering why it was so early. Is it global warming that’s shifting the seasons or is it just something that happens once in a while?
We recently spent a couple of days camping with friends on Brier Island. Earlier in the year when we visited, the wild roses were in full bloom along the sand dunes. Now, in September, the rose hips were ripe for picking.
Read my latest blog post that includes a wartime recipe for Rosehip syrup which is great for coughs and sore throats. Also Rose hip tea for a healthy boost to the immune system.