Monday, November 27, 2017

Winter wheat

The field down below our hamlet in the river valley was planted with winter wheat earlier this fall. It's sprouting now. The little green plants will stay small until the spring, and then with warmer weather they'll shoot up and start producing flowers and seeds. I think the wheat will be harvested in early summer, if I remember the cycle correctly.

A field of sprouting winter wheat.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, it's time to get the outdoor potted plants indoors for the winter. Ken started a few days ago by removing the spent chili pepper and basil plants from the greenhouse (into the compost they went), making room for the plants we want to keep inside.

3 comments:

  1. I'm sure you're enjoying your new greenhouse, with all of this moving around of plants, and end of season :)

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  2. Which plants can you keep inside? Some herbs, perhaps? Wish I had a greenhouse.

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  3. judy, yes, it's a great change for us. And now we've had it for a whole year!

    emm, some parsley, but mostly plants we keep outside in summer, like geraniums and other flowers. It's not heated, so it can't really take tropical plants during the coldest weather.

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