Updates ( Sproutless Containers, Seeds for Sale and Butterflies)
To address my fellow Zone 6 WSers, have any of you gotten sprouts yet? All my containers are sproutless. It was a very warm spell here today (50's in the shade and it felt good!) for mid-February. I hate to sound impatient but that's what's happening for my containers currently.
I was also at Wal-Mart today and they finally have their seeds out! They're all Burpee but I'm sure other brands will be out soon. The Dollar Tree has theirs too (4 for $1!) and I bought my neighbor four packs when I was there on Sunday (cactus flowered zinnia, annual forget me not, sweet william and cosmos). That makes three stores downtown with seeds. Nothing unusual among them though.
This is slightly off-topic but it relates to the theme of the garden next year: butterflies. I am happy to report that the Monarch population is higher than it was at this time last year. However, they are still threatened, so plant plant plant that milkweed!
Brad AKA Moonwolf