January was an amazing weather month. For the first time in years, not a single heat spike! The great thing about these steady cool temps is that it allows plants started from bulb - like ranunculus and anemones - to grow at a slow and steady rate, which promotes root growth and thus, bigger and more robust plants and blooms. Yay for big blooms!
Last week's rains got soaked up by the thick layers of mulch we've been been covering all our pathways with between each growing bed, of which there are 51. The mulch acts like a protective coat for soil, helping to keep all the moisture in, which is really good, especially as there's supposed to be a heatwave next week! Just in time for Valentine's Day! We predict that the heat will pop all those buds open that we have in the field, giving us blooms galore, and bang on time. Yes!!