Beets are up!!!! Yea!! We started them last Saturday Feb 12th and they emerged on Friday. It is so amazing how the little tiny seeds just turn in to little plants and then grow into bigger plants and then wonderful yummy food like Beet Greens and then Beets. Nothing like Roasted Beets or Beet Eggs!! Also using the beet juice as a dye for coloring eggs. And the list goes on. The Leeks also reared their little heads yesterday. The full moon was beautiful and now Virgo is in the spotlight and it is a Root sign so today we are starting more Leeks, some Celeriac, and some Onions. It is exciting to finally get things up and running. The warm weather on Friday was also a treat. But knowing that it is February we are now back to 19 degree weather with strong winds.
On Friday because it was 50 degrees Bruce was able to use the tractor and dig a path to the bees. This was no mean feat as first we had to free up the gate to the garden that was buried shut by the snow. There was also lots of shoveling but we succeeded and were able to get to the bees and open them up. 2 of the 3 hives survived the winter. In fact the South hive was very active. We filled their feeders with sugar syrup and placed pollen patties on the top frame of each hive so when they are hungry they have food to eat to start feeding the Queen. We also removed the mouse guards so they could clean out the dead bees and have easy access to their home. Bees are amazing!!!