|Today's Science vocab:|
Deposition - straight from gaseous to solid form.
And if it goes on all day - the crystals just keep growing!
The are the opposite of icicles, they grow up!
(and there is no melting involved)
|And when the frosty crystals disappear |
(dry-ice is the BEST example)
All the same, sometimes the sky clears, the temperature drops to the 20's (OK, 26, but come ON! We're trying to have winter just for a day like the big kids) and all that extra moisture hangin' out in our air does some cool things.
My herbs are ALWAYS hardened off. Because I believe in tough love for plants? Not so much. More that I'm lazy, and always thinking of 2 or so things at once. So I get:
(the leaves are likely toast, but the roots are fine for the spring)
Update: they're fine today too!
(OK this year - but as you can see by the plant tag -
have to replace occasionally. Maybe I should mulch)
|and Winter Thyme!|
(Oh that was bad. But the thyme survives incredibly
callous treatment and seems not to mind the cold)