I have however been spending my long winters rest learning more about gardening and have plenty to share.
I'll start with my forgotton seedlings. I've been trying for years to get a good batch of seedlings started but have met with skinny scraggly seedlings that don't produce well. It turns out that when you start seeds indoors your supposed to have a light positioned a couple of inches away from the plants. This is to keep the seedlings from "stretching" to reach the light. This allows for a sturdier seedling. I have an extra lamp with a hanger for our turtle I think I will repurpose it as a day lamp for my seedlings. Since tomorrow is my day off it will be a good time to get started!