Thursday, February 23, 2012

It’s cold outside…

Snowing.  8 degrees.  A long way until anything remotely close to spring arrives.


And being an optimist, I’m finishing up my seed orders today. 


Gardening in our high altitude zone 4 climate – complete with a long cold spring, early frost and incessant high winds - requires a lot of faith. 

Faith and trusting for good results.  But mostly, learning to take pleasure in the process, even when the outcome may not be so great :)


Have you started your seeds yet?   


Diana said...

I've actually got some seeds (lettuce, stir fry greens) planted outside, in a Salad Table, protected by a garden quilt when the temps dropped. It's 77 degrees here today (this is warm, even for here!) in the Memphis, TN area, but only up to 50 tomorrow and the nights are supposed to drop to around freezing over the weekend.

Athena at MinervasGarden said...

I like your seed catalogues--love Pinetree, and get a lot of flower seeds from them--good prices, I think. Sorry it's so cold where you live--my parents live where it's gardening zone 4b, and it stays pretty cold until April most years. But hang in there--it'll warm up soon!

Athena at Minerva's Garden

Clint Baker said...

I hope you don't mind me stopping in for the first time! Thanks for sharing. You can visit me at:

Beth said...

Seed catalogues - the BEST way to spend time on a cold miserable day - thinking about spring and summer.

Lexa said...

I think shopping in the seed catalogs is the perfect way to spend a snowy, 8 degree day! I have done ll of my shopping but haven't started any seeds yet. I hope to get the lettuce and radish planted in the next few weeks. Happy -almost - Spring!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Shelley,

I am in the same boat as you. I can't wait to join everyone once the weather here in the Northeast gets a little better. We have a few things peeking out of the soil, but not much. I won't be able to plant any annuals until May 15th just to be on the safe side.

Jami said...

Wow, 8 degrees? ouch. Yes, the catalogs are a good solution! I love Pinetree, too - plus Baker.

I'll look forward to seeing what you're able to accomplish this gardening season in your challenging climate at the TGP!


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