It's time to clean up the not-so-secret basement plant lab for the 2010-11 winter season. Woohaha.
When I turned out the lights back last Spring, I always promised I'd clean up the place on a rainy day (or at least command Igor to do it). But, gosh. It was a hot dry summer. And Igor must've lit out for the hills. The lab languished.
So I took a day last week and tidied it up. I brushed out all the pots, filled the pot rack (to the right), stowed away the plastic wintersow jugs, cleared off the desk, loaded up the bins with starting mix, vermiculite, perlite and potting mix, vaccumed the rug and generally made it fit for duty.
Oh yeah. That's MUCH better. Now you can swing a cat down there.
And none too soon. It's time to sort my seeds. Where DID they all come from? And where will they go? Some are for trade. Some are for wintersowing. Some will be need bottom heat for germination. And I've got to devise a better way of storing my seeds, too.
Meanwhile, in the crawlspace, 4 bins of geraniums, a large pot of dwarf snapdragons and lots of boxes of canna rhizomes doze.
I've not tried overwintering snaps, before, so it will be fun to see how that pans out. They bloomed so well April~November on the deck, I just didn't have the heart to compost them.
The torch is lit. Time for the winter games!
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