Yesterday Tony picked up some feeder fish for Minnow (our turtle). She was thrilled. Despite being indoors and under timed lights, she always gets sluggish and slows down on her eating over winter. I think it's a pseudo-hibernation, but I can't explain why she goes through it. Anyway, as the weather warms up she picks up on eating. In past years she will stop eating fish over winter, leaving them to swim and grow in her tank for months. Then one day in spring she will just decide she's hungry for fish again and will eat them all up. This time when winter started, we didn't buy more fish, so she had no scaley friends fouling up her water all winter. She seems active lately, and her banquet of fish proves it - she thinks winter is almost over!
A quick update on the seedlings under the light inside - not a lot to report there either. They're still very small.
The four oregano sprouts are now three, and they don't look much different than they have in many weeks. Perhaps oregano is one of those plants better purchased from a nursery. I plan to buy another rosemary plant from the greenhouse. I never manage to keep them alive for long, they don't overwinter in our cold climate, and we have terrible problems with spider mites on anything that was outside and comes in for the winter. I wish we had more window space here that we could grow some herbs indoors, but we really only have one appropriate place, in #2's bedroom and he complained the first year that I was "taking over" when we had plants lined up in the window.