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While I don't think I would want to live anywhere that is black and white for several months of the year and not be able to go outside and garden, I do have to admit James home is beautiful in its own way and I can enjoy it and still stay warm. He's got all that land and the mountains and when he does get to garden, he gets so much out of it.
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No, it's Imafan doing the rubbing. NO! I'm kidding :).

What we are doing for her is making her happy she lives in Hawaii. I'd probably like to live in Hawaii. I've never been there. Been to Biloxi, that coast is lovely or was before Katrina. Would probably like to live in Tahiti or Fiji ... no, no. Not Fiji today ...

Need to open a vent on the greenhouse, soon. Yesterday was a good example of a day I could have gotten into trouble if it was March instead of February. It was in the 30's, cloudy and windy right up until 2pm. Then, the clouds disappeared - blue sky and sunshine!

I was 20 miles away by 11 but it was really, unpleasantly cold when we left! By the time I was back home at about 4:30, the greenhouse was very warm! Still, everything is right down on the ground and I knew that the plants were not suffering.

It's still winter but about a month from now and with seedlings of all sorts by then, I will hardly feel that I can leave the yard :roll: !

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You're right. I unhappily pay the paradise tax to live here.
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Well by morning my bare exposed garden plot will no longer be taunting me as we have another 6-10 inches of snow coming today. I try to stay busy and the kids certainly help with that. The last couple years I have been a Cadet leader at church so that takes up a bit of time. Maybe once the kids are older and out of school we will make the move south and will be able to work outside all year long.

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OH my, I always enjoy Jal_ut pics of his garden. Sigh, I wanna be jal_ut when I grow up.
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Pickin ripe tomatoes? I love it!

Here 27 degrees, clear blue skies and sunshine, a foot of snow on the ground. No bees flying! The forecast is for 5 more days of the same.
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We are expected to have the same. It is nice that the days are getting longer and the sun is getting more intense. My son everyday after school is busy scrappy off more ice and snow around his basketball hoop, in hopes he will get a big enough space cleared off to play soon. So even he is getting impatient. Even in the 20's the snow is melting a little if the sun comes out.

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We're almost at 60 today, but it's supposed to snow tomorrow.

I had set my orchids outside so they could get a shower. The clouds parted and we had beautiful blue sky and sunshine. So I moved the orchids into the shade and uncovered the woodpile. Then it clouded up and started to rain again. Sigh. So now I guess I'll clean off my shelf and get some pepper seeds started inside.

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Hang in there, all you folks in the north and higher elevations! It will be time to start *something* soon! I've been at it since late January, but I guess this is still couch gardening/planning/dreaming time for you.

At this point, I have all my peppers started -- or so I'm telling myself -- "no more peppers!" :>

Now I get to to start the slower growing dwarf and very late maturing indeterminate tomatoes :-()

This winter is very hard to read. Today, with lingering effects of those big storm systems that came up from the south and passed over us last night, we are warmer as of this morning (53°F) than most of the rest of the U.S.... Even parts of Florida and Texas! :shock: All that cold will probably wash over us in the next few days if the typical weather pattern still holds. :|
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Here in Texas I am having the opposite problem! It finally 'dipped' down to a night of 40s and a high of 60s this week, but for awhile there we were 80s during the day. My arugula bolted, by broccoli and brussel sprouts are doing fine, but are not sweet at all. Not as appetizing as they have been in previous years.

My beginner gardening friends keep thinking now is the time to put in tomatoes with this weather. However I keep telling them to hold out! Still too soon! Our frost date isnt over for another couple of weeks! However, I might be wrong this El Nino Winter.....

My local nursery already has tomatoes and peppers for sale. People are snatching them up. I don't have room in the garden quite yet anyways. The next couple of weeks will be very interesting.....
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We have had beautiful blue skies all day, a foot of snow on the ground and 37 degrees. Ol' Man Winter doesn't want to let go.
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Been snowing all day here. No accumulation because the temps are still barely above freezing but that will change after sunset.

Oh well, I got a nice container from Cheryl's cookies that should be perfect for starting a few seeds. And I have cuttings to take and root and bulbs to plant.

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After 5 days of dark gray cloudy skies and 30 degrees the sun is up today and it looks nice. I have a test seed flower pot with 8 yr old blue lake bush bean plants 8" tall and skinny, they need sun light and probably fertilizer too, they wont do well in this pot I just wanted to see if the seeds would grow. We have 3 days of 67 degree temps and SUN on the way. It snowed here a little yesterday. Potatoes are in a bucket of potting soil in the house I want the eyes to sprout before they go to the garden.

I wish all my yard grass would die, there is a lot of time wasted mowing the grass. If I had a tractor with a tiller I would till the whole yard once a week and not have grass. :) It would be nice to plant the whole yard in wild flowers.

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No snow here. Very unusual. I am going outside and sowing some spinach and mustard greens today. Also starting all my brassicas indoors for the early Spring. I could probably get away with direct sowing outdoors now. Next weekend sweet peppers. I have artichokes and onions and leeks going on indoors. I can't wait to try these new heat tolerant early Hestia brussels sprouts I just purchased for late Spring harvest. Brand new AAS winner.
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Beautiful clear blue sky. Not a cloud in sight. 41 degrees. A foot of snow on the ground. That bright sun on the white snow is blinding. The snow doesn't seem to be melting. The forecast doesn't show much change in the next week.
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