When is spring gonna be heeeeeere??? *cries*

msfuzzFebruary 16, 2010

I'm SO antsy to get started. I have all my seeds now...And my garden all planned out on paper...Since it's all in containers, it took a bit of doing. I have my wading pools ordered, I finished making my 10 GlobalBuckets yesterday, all I need is to make my "dirt" to go inside, get 3 whiskey barrels, and plant! *sigh* Spring will never come!!

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xaroline(zone 3 Calgary)

It won't be for awhile here so my solution is to start the light set up in the basement. I shall start begonias, geraniums and petunias in trays under the lights. Wintersowing is also a solution and I have hollyhocks, delphiniums and cleome to wintersow.
Caroline Zone 3 Calgary (fresh snow this morning)

    Bookmark   February 17, 2010 at 7:55AM
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david52_gw

I've started leeks and two varieties of onion. They're starting to sprout now. Started a flat of geranium cuttings to replace/rejuvenate the huge tubs 'o geraniums I've had for 15 years now and are admittedly lookin' a bit scraggly.

Garden still under snow, except for some leeks that are poking through, and they still look green.

More snow this weekend and into next week. The snow mounds that slid off the roof are 4 to 5 feet high, bigger on the north side.

And I'm remembering, mostly, to water indoor plants. They certainly thrive on neglect.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2010 at 9:27AM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Whenever I get that itch, I go wintersow a few jugs of seeds : )

    Bookmark   February 17, 2010 at 9:56AM
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colokid(5)

Its coming. Neighbor's dog is barking at the squirrels again, and the popa birds are chasing the moma birds.
I just had to start a couple of tomatoes. Could not help myself.
KennyP

    Bookmark   February 17, 2010 at 10:27AM
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treebarb Z5 Denver

I'm glad to hear you're getting started. I found a seed starting tray with peat pellets that are about 4 times bigger than the standard ones. I'm looking forward to trying them out. I'm headed to the Gulf coast for a long weekend next week, so I plan to sow tomatoes and peppers in them right before I leave. I think my house sitter can keep them moist for 4 days and I won't have long to wait when I get back. I'm so glad I had my garden buddies here to talk to this winter. It's been a long, cold, wet haul! It'll be interesting to see what spring brings, weather wise. Happy sowing!
Barb

    Bookmark   February 17, 2010 at 10:46PM
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digit(ID/WA)

I'm not seeing the record-breaking warm winter that Vancouver is enjoying/lamenting. Still, it has been 4 years since we had this warm of a January here. That 2006 winter was quite remarkable, also.

Half the snapdragon seed and a good lot of the pepper seed went in the starting mix today. I have never started seed earlier than February 17th but this warm weather is encouraging, this year. Not one to put all my eggs in 1 basket, however, there's plenty more seed of these varieties to go in about 10 days from now. That's my insurance policy.

Snapdragons and peppers are the earliest. The rest of them in good order . . .

Steve

    Bookmark   February 18, 2010 at 10:11PM
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david52_gw

We're having one of the more firewood burnin', snow-coveryist winters I've seen in a long time. The ponds and lakes have been walk-on frozen since mid-December, over the last 10 years they've rarely frozen at all, or at most for a couple of weeks. And guess what? More snow forecast for the weekend......

My onion seed has sprouted, and the little guys are up and running.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2010 at 9:36AM
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dan_staley(5b/SS 2b AHS 6-7)

I'm not seeing the record-breaking warm winter that Vancouver is enjoying/lamenting. Still, it has been 4 years since we had this warm of a January here. That 2006 winter was quite remarkable, also.

My buddy in Wenatchee is seeing the apricot twigs turning color and the early grasses starting to poke thru, scrambling to get ready for spring.

Nonetheless, I'm about ready to start some seeds and I can still poke around under the hoops ind in the coldframe if I get too antsy...

Dan

    Bookmark   February 19, 2010 at 1:59PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

I was getting excited about the amount of bare ground I was seeing, but we got a couple of inches of snow last night, and there is a winter storm warning through tomorrow, so we will probably get several more inches before this system moves on.

Not feeling too springlike today ...

Bonnie

    Bookmark   February 20, 2010 at 11:50AM
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jnfr(z5b CO)

It was 10 degrees when I took my husband to the bus this morning. At least the cold and snow is keeping my garlic from getting too enthusiastic too early.

I won't start seeds till next month, though if we get a couple warm weeks I might sow some greens outside.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2010 at 10:31AM
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david52_gw

1ºF this morning. 38º now, Supposed to be 6º tonight. On the bright side, now is perfect for DS to keep his XC skies in the car and hit the trail directly after school for a couple of hours and get home before dark. Last year this time the closest trails were hog wallows of mud.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2010 at 5:36PM
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wonderwoman15

UUGH! New transplant to western Colorado (from sunny Florida!) and watching it snow outside my window RIGHT NOW! Thought I could get some outside projects done today...but I guess I'll keep "researching" gardening online for now... :)

    Bookmark   March 5, 2010 at 1:48PM
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jnfr(z5b CO)

Lovely couple of days now. It really helps having some temps even in the 50s. I'm used to having at least an occasional warm day through the winter, but this winter has been an endless span of cold, snowy gray. It's nice to feel my feet warm up a bit.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2010 at 1:09PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Hey, I had my first REAL sign of spring ... I had to chase my garbage can down the street yesterday.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2010 at 2:31PM
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dan_staley(5b/SS 2b AHS 6-7)

Just got done putting the warming film down on the garden soil and will do the potatoes, peas, onion/shallot seed end of next week. Spring is coming...

Dan

    Bookmark   March 6, 2010 at 6:29PM
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digit(ID/WA)

I went for a walk yesterday, must have covered nearly a mile.

Saw my first dandelion!! It was a little frostbitten and lopsided but there it was, bright yellow.

Steve's digits

    Bookmark   March 6, 2010 at 6:49PM
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windwhipped(Z4 WY)

Yesterday morning found my early daffs were up about an inch. I'm so glad I got to see them before they were covered again by yesterday's all-day snow.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2010 at 8:05PM
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gjcore

I had a flock of about 100 robins hanging around my yard the other day so we must be getting close to spring.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2010 at 9:51PM
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dan_staley(5b/SS 2b AHS 6-7)

I had a flock of about 100 robins hanging around my yard the other day so we must be getting close to spring.

Yes, the first wave is moving north and some of my compatriots are starting to notice other early movers - mountain bluebird - are showing up too. The house finches hereabouts are more active too. Yay!

Dan

    Bookmark   March 7, 2010 at 8:33PM
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david52_gw

My first skunk of the year just trotted across the lawn at around 4 pm.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2010 at 9:12PM
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