Friday, February 18, 2011

Still cold Yhä vaan kylmää

Vime viikko on ollut niin kylmä, että en ole pystynyt tekemään mitään uusia lankoja kauppaan. Työhuoneeni pieni patteri ei jaksa pitää lämpötilaa plussalla, ja yhtenä aamuna, kun oli -30C, niin lämminvesiputkikin oli jäässä. Onneksi se saatiin heti auki samana päivänä.
Ensi yöstäkin on luvattu tosi kylmää, joten mieheni ei ole huomenna torilla. Toivottavasti viikon päästä on jo lämpimämpää.

Olen nyt kylvänyt muutamia väritattaren siemeniä sisällä purkkiin, yli kuukautta aiemmin kuin tavallisesti. Kokeilen, jos nämä taimet alkaisivat kukkia aikaisemmin kuin normaalisti huhtikuun alussa kylvetyt. Toisaalta, voi olla hyvinkin, että päivän pituus on ratkaiseva, eikä kasvuaika.
Lumikuvien sijasta nyt kuva syyskuun lopulta, väritattarien sadonkorjuusta:) Vähän kasvienergiaa pakkasiin.

IN ENGLISH
This past week has been very cold, -25- -30C  (-13- -22F) at nights and -15 - - 20C  (5- -4F) at daytime. The small heater in my workroom has not been able to keep the temperature above freezing, and so I don't have any new yarns to add to my shop. One morning when the temperature was -30C, the warm water pipes had frozen, but luckily we got them open again the same day, and no damage was done.
Tonight is also going to be very cold, and that is why DH will not  be at the market tomorrow. I hope the weather becomes little warmer before next week-end.

I have now sown some japanese indgo seeds inside, more than a month earlier than usually. I'm going to try if these plants will also start to bloom earlier. Flowering is propably more of a matter of the daylength than the growing time, but I will try to see what happens.
Instead of pictures of snow, here is now a picture from the end of September, harvesting time of my japanese indigo. A little flower power to the cold weather:).

5 comments:

Bine said...

Ich wünsche dir wärmeres Wetter und vor allem Sonne im Herzen. Dein blog gefällt mir supergut und ich habe ihn bei mir verlinkt.

Ganz liebe Grüße
Bine

Anonymous said...

flowering japanese indigo : two years ago we had a very cold two weeks in begin july, after that, the japanese indigo all started flowering. if you would plant some in a pot, and give the plants a cold-shock, a chilly sellar, or so, maybe it will work too.
succes, mieke

Leena said...

Danke Bine:) I love your avatar!

Mieke, thanks for the idea!
I know that covering the plants for 12 hours at nights from the beginning of August would help (so that the plants would think it is autumn already), but my plants are so big, that covering is not easy, and I would have to remember ot do it every day at the same time, and I doubt that I would remember it:).

neki desu said...

i agree, it's more about daylight time than temp.i had problem making my frangipani flower and they were inside.even down south here in barcelona is way too north for tropical plants.how's that for relativity ? :)

Velma said...

this winter HAS been so cold, here, too. below zero degrees (f) tonight, again.