A New Start

What Vegetables Are A Sailors Enemy?… Leeks!!

This morning when I sat down to write my article I heard a nasty bird strike on the kitchen window. Sure enough I went outside to find a small bird laying in the snow breathing, eyes open but obviously stunned. I brought it in the house gently wrapped in a towel to stay warm until it regains its senses and Is able to be released outside again. This whole year so far seems to be an opportunity for a new start. One of the most important of new starts that has ever been needed in recent memory will occur this Week and I’m sure like many of you, my eyes will be riveted to the television on Wednesday for the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Camila Harris. This will be a great improvement on the sanity and safety of the whole world and I hope it goes off calmly and peacefully. 

The reliance of finding information, facts and ideas for way to many people have become blurred in rumours, suspicion, conspiracy theories, nasty words and lies. Most of this spread by the overuse and abuse of so call Social Media. No one seems to know the truths or is even willing to look further than their noses to find them. It is a time perhaps for a new start here as well. Like my loving Mother used to say “ If you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say anything at all”.  

I am busy planting and am hoping that this year will be a new start as well. Last year saw so many set backs starting with a 5 day blackout to start the year which of course was not so good for early seedlings not to mention being without heat, light or water for that length of time. Thank heavens that it wasn’t 25 below, that would have caused some damage. This year armed with a generator the one day of no power was hardly felt. Petunia, Lisianthus, Begonia, Primula and Rosemary are up and doing well. Peppers and tomatoes will be planted soon. Markets will resume with all the safety features in place and the promise of a vaccine available to all over the course of the year will bring things back to some sense of normal. Although I know this sense of normal has been forever altered and the way many of us function will be forever effected by practices put into place over the last year. Perhaps not a bad thing all in all.

Happy Gardening!

Samantha Nason
BS Ranch & Greenhouses
250 547 6567 • samanthanason@hotmail.com

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