Sunday, March 7, 2010

Spring

Technically, the first day of spring isn't until the end of next week but I felt like I needed to get jump on it this year.

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My spring started today. I grabbed some seeds at Walgreen's and headed out to the back porch. I used some "empty" pots my mom had in the back yard. By empty, I mean no plants were there that were meant to be there. Yeah, they were full of weeds. Strong weeds too...

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...with looooong roots...

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I managed to stay dry and get all my planting done between today's rain.

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I didn't have anything to mark my plants with so I used some paint sticks we had sitting around around. I've seen a couple cute ideas for plant markers that I might try later. I'd definitely do something else though, because I don't like the way these look ;-)

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Yey for spring!

Are you going to grow anything this spring?


9 comments:

  1. Yay for growing things!! I hope they do well for you.
    That is interesting that your Spring hasn't officially started yet.
    Our seasons go with the months - so it was 'officially' autumn on the 1st March.

    That is an impressive weed!!

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  2. It sure did feel like spring for us this last weekend. Temps in the 70's and bunches of sun.

    But we are sorry to say that coming home was a bear. Crazy snow and lame drivers made the last 70 miles of our trip a whole lot longer than it needed to be. I was even able to shovel the driveway when I arrived home. :-)

    No spring for us for a while, but if it means open forests we are happy.

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  3. I plan on growing some vegetables for me and my husband this summer. Not sure what kind though.

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  4. Can't wait for Spring! Hope your flowers do well. I love cosmos..I might plant something just need to wait for the snow to melt.

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  5. "Are you going to grow anything this spring?"

    I'm already hard at work on a bumper crop of dandelions.

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  6. I am impressed by your green thumb. I would like to start trying to "Grow Things" as you put it this year...we'll see.

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  7. I'm so so so excited for Spring! I tried growing Cosmos in my garden last year but they got really tall and stalky, and never bloomed. Just had these crazy leaf things. I hope yours do better! :)

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  8. I've started growing tomatoes and peppers this spring Erika. My first year trying this sort of thing out, so I'm not sure how it's gonna go, but fingers x'ed

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  9. i'm not sure what i'm going to grow, but it sure isn't going to be pumpkins!! taking the year off :). i think the normal; marigolds, snapdraggons, zinnas, impatients for here around house...... potatoes, beans, peas, corn, brocolli, tomatoes, more potatoes, zucchini, cabbage, pickles, etc at the garden. YAY FOR SPRING! THIS POST MADE ME SO HAPPY!

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