Winter sowing is a method of starting seeds outdoors in winter. The method takes advantage of natural temperatures and letting mother nature bring up seeds as early as possible with a little extra protection from frost from us (in this case milk jug mini-greenhouses).
January just didn’t feel like gardening time for me. I know, I know, we told you January was a good time to start your winter sowing, but if you’re not feeling it, you’re not feeling it. But don’t worry, there’s still time. You can start now and into early March. The point is that you’re creating little greenhouses to let the seeds start as Mother Nature warms the soil.
I also needed Mother Nature to warm me before I could get started. So last weekend, with temperatures in the high 50s (February?! I know!) I gathered all my supplies and got to work. I’m in the process of moving some of my raised beds from the front yard garden to the “downstairs” garden/part of the goats’ pasture, so I’ve got a nice pile of good soil and a bare spot where I can put my mini-greenhouses where they’ll get some good sun.
Just a couple of tips from my experience….
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Are jello shots the answer in a post-Zombie Apocalypse World? Here’s a recipe that says “Yes!” sort of. We start with jello and honey to soothe our throats, and then add alcohol for a little extra kick. Leah likes it so much she dances! We’re feeling so much better here at ZombieVictoryGardens.com!
(Image taken from the movie The Horde)
Rating: The Horde
Yannick Dahan, Benjamin Rocher
Claude Perron, Jean-Pierre Martins, Eriq Ebouaney
3 out of 10 brains
NOTE: The Horde is presented in French with English subtitles.
The Horde opens drearily, at a funeral: not an exciting, zombies-clawing-out-of-graves-to-eat-the-mourners funeral, but a sincere grieving for a fallen police officer. However, the Horde quickly loses any claim to sincerity, as the fallen officer’s vigilante colleagues decide to exact revenge upon the responsible criminals. Queue the excessive violence and scumbag characters. Soon after a failed and bloody siege attempt on a derelict apartment building, our “protagonists” must join forces with their criminal enemies to survive a sudden-onset zombie apocalypse.
The directors, Dahan and Rocher, could have used the setting and unsympathetic characters of the Horde as a canvas to explore humanity’s flaws when faced with the collapse of society. Unfortunately, such insight is completely absent in this bloody and violent mess. Even when the story attempts to delve into and explore the most deplorable aspects of humanity, it results in awkward and difficult to watch scenes. Although Dahan and Rocher provide much in the way of gore, they contribute nothing new to … Read More »