Outside in February, dormancy is a fact of life here in Minnesota. A still-feeble sun sets upon a frozen, dormant, landscape. Inside we have created dormancy in our walk-in cooler, where flats of seeded plants put in their required “quiet-time”, before being paced into the greenhouse where spring begins in February. Now the magic of warmth and moisture, coupled with the light of lengthening days brings the dormant seeds of many native plants to a yawning stretch, as germination takes place.
Gene R. Stark
A teacher, farmer, trapper, and greenhouse grower. He writes about the outdoors and the people and culture of rural America..