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Mar 10, 2009

My Response to Old Man Winter!

 

With all the really weird weather we’ve experienced this winter, nothing tops yesterday! We had it all- rain, clouds, sun, sleet, and snow! I was planning on putting the broccoli, lettuce, and beets in the ground this week, because I saw that we might have some sun for a few days in a row. The first 2 days of this week were supposed to be overcast- perfect for transplanting. With a night time low of 28 degrees tonight, I decided to push it out a few days.

Old Man Winter is having a great time, I suspect, but I’ve decided not to let it get me down. So, in response to him I have changed my blog to the new spring look early! I say to him- ‘Ha!’ and to celebrate the growth of spring that we all love and look forward to, here is a quick seedling update! Some are a lot bigger than seedling size-

 

 

So, I say to you, Old Man Winter, ‘Ha!’. I’m still gonna dream about spring coming soon- there is no stopping it!

 

Dreaming of spring!

Me dreaming!

Happy Gardening!

12 comments:

  • Gardeness

    Hey, nice do! It makes me think of Easter ... and spring!!! Yay!

  • Grace Peterson

    Very nice, Tessa. I love the colors. Your slide show incited my more basely nature--jealousy! :) Your plants look so healthy. What a beautiful spring and summer you'll have when the weather does FINALLY shape up.

  • DirtDigger (Tessa)

    Thanks Gardeness- glad you like it. I was getting tired of looking at winter on my computer as well as outside the window!

    Grace- Thanks for stopping by again! And thanks for the compliments! We'll see how everything does after it goes in the garden ;)

  • GardenJoy4Me

    Tessa .. I still have to fix my template .. yours is looking very Spring like and Easter like too girl ! LOL NICE : )

  • Frances

    Hi Tessa, your blog is very spring like, love the easter basketweave pattern! Take that old man winter! Your seedling are looking great. I wish I had waited to plant my beets and peas outside, I fear they are toast, make that frozen toast, and will have to be replanted. The seedlings can come back inside the greenhouse, but the seeds aren't so lucky!
    Frances

  • Daphne

    All those seedlings look wonderful. It is so hard waiting for a late spring. I'm thinking soon. Late but soon.

  • Megan

    I thought maybe 28 degrees wouldn't really happen, but no such luck. Good thing you held off on transplanting. Here's hoping that was our last freeze.

  • gardenerprogress/Catherine

    It turned out really nice. I like the background. I'm still dreaming too, I guess we still have 9 days of winter.
    I can't believe how big your tomatoes are already!

  • DirtDigger (Tessa)

    Joy- Good luck with your template! For me I decided a long time ago to find a basic template and just tweak it because I hate the widget problem when changing templates. I changed it to 3 column, the background pic changes with season and I design in myself, the header pic too. I found it to be much easier that way! It takes a while, but it's worth it!

    Frances- Thanks! Sorry about your beets and peas! Good thing it's fairly easy to start more. For me the timing is so hard to nail down!

    Daphne- I hope not late soon, but if it is there is not much we can do about it, but hold things off for a bit- crazy!

    Megan- I second that! Maybe we'll get lucky and spring will be weird too! Warm weird!

    Catherine- Thanks, I'm glad you like it! I'm still not done- some final tweaking is still left. The tomatoes are almost too big! I need to adjust the light chains to make it easier to raise- of course if the temps outside would cooperate, I could put them out in the greenhouse!

  • Shady Gardener

    Tessa, Thank you for visiting me today. Your seedlings, etc. look wonderful! :-) Spring will be here before long!

    I need to read a bit more, but I'm not sure why your comments are in brown (I can't read them).

  • DirtDigger (Tessa)

    Shady Gardener- You're welcome and Thanks! I am in the process of working on that. When my background was black, I highlighted my comments brown so they were easier to see- that way if I've answered a question, visitors can search through them faster. I have changed the shade a bit lighter brown, but I'm going to change it to pink. I just have to locate the little bit of text above the comment form explaining that my comments are in a different color- I can't seem to locate it. Soon they will be highlighted in pink! Thanks for letting me know!

  • lynn'sgarden

    Tessa, Wow, your seedlings are doing great! My sweet peas are about the same size now too. Love your new blog background :)
    Lynn

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