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It’s Time

January 15th, 2010

I try to make sure I enjoy each season, instead of longing for the next one. However, once I take down the lights and garland I start getting antsy for spring.

What about you, do you have spring fever yet?

24 Comments to “It’s Time”
  1. Rose on January 15, 2010 at 7:26 am

    Hi there- surfed in from the Simple, Green, Frugal blog-share. I’m definitely on a mission for spring to start, but a lot of this is due to the fact that Southern England can’t cope with snow and for two weeks we came to a near standstill. Looking forward to planting now!

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  2. Jane on January 15, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Like you, I try to enjoy each season for awhile. To curb my spring fever [which is peeking out] I rearrange things in my house; the decorative stuff. So now that the Christmas decs are gone, I’ve chosen a nature theme. I got out all my bowls of shells from vacations past, and I’ve grouped pieces of handmade pottery that have a nature theme. So there is a tray with dragonflies, a bowl with a sea turtle, a bowl with roses, etc. It helps me survive the cold upstate NY winter when I’d love to be gardening instead. Oh yeah, lots of candles everywhere. Their flickering flames are cheery. I can’t give in to spring fever too much because spring doesn’t arrive here until May when I can actually do some planting.

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  3. tigress on January 15, 2010 at 9:04 am

    well, not quite yet because there is snow on the ground and i love fires in the wood stoves, and popcorn and movie watching. which of course, neither of those happen in the spring and summer. but once the ground, trees and sky seem perpetually brown – that’s when my garden fingers will be itching!
    .-= tigress´s last blog favorite granola =-.

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    • Susy on January 15, 2010 at 5:53 pm

      Oh yes, the snow helps. It’s getting warm here though, so now it’s some snow and mostly that nasty sludge that collects on the sides of the road – yuck.

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  4. Christine on January 15, 2010 at 9:38 am

    In Florida, it seems our planting season doesn’t even start until October or so. Our garden is much livelier now than it was during the summer when the scorching sun tortured our poor veggies. We spent all day yesterday double-digging a new bed out front for our sun-loving vegetables that don’t seem to do too well out back.
    “Winter” (if you can even call it that where we live) doesn’t last long, so it’s nice to enjoy the cool weather when we can. Yesterday was just the most beautiful day, cool and sunny, but I’ll be glad when shorts-and-bare-feet weather comes again.
    .-= Christine´s last blog ..Radishes =-.

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  5. Melissa on January 15, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Tis the season for garden scheming for me as well. In Alabama, we can plant earlier than you, February most years. It’s been unusually cold here lately, so I’m not sure when the ground will be ready. But I’m an optimist. Me and my seeds are ready. :) Melissa
    .-= Melissa´s last blog ..Sewing: My first quilt =-.

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    • Susy on January 15, 2010 at 5:54 pm

      Yes, I try not to start too early, otherwise I end up with a basement full of seedlings that can’t go outside.

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  6. kitsapFG on January 15, 2010 at 9:49 am

    I have been gardening all of my adult life and i still always get a good case of spring fever every year. It’s not just the gardening aspec though, I am just not all that fond of winter and once Christmas is concluded, I am pretty much mentally done with winter. Of course, nature is not done with it and so I bide my time with projects to keep from pacing about the house wanting outside.

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  7. Chicago Mike on January 15, 2010 at 10:21 am

    I have the worst case of Spring Fever ever.

    It makes a hack like me wax poetic about gardening.

    I am driving all my friends crazy.
    .-= Chicago Mike´s last blog ..Why Garden? =-.

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  8. Kelly on January 15, 2010 at 10:34 am

    As soon as the Christmas-crazy was done it was the back-to-school-crazy and then the Garden-organizing-crazy started. I’m staving off my combination of seasonal-affective disorder and spring fever with early seed plantings. I’m starting earlier this year in the hopes of having really robust peppers and eggplant to plant. They help focus my crazies. I’m also baking more, so let’s hope spring gets here before my butt gets too big!
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..Ethan’s Surgery =-.

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  9. Jennifer on January 15, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Yesterday I forced myself to sit down and organize my seed ordering lists. Up until then I was still running high on winter and the snow that we saw down here. Now I can’t wait for those packets to arrive and get my little babies going under a few lights.
    The sign that spring is near: the smell of fresh seed starting mix!
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..A reason for heirlooms =-.

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  10. Miranda on January 15, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Spring really catches me off guard here in Austin. I wait all summer for winter to finally descend, it lasts about 2 weeks and then it’s time to start planting again. Next week i’ll be prepping beds for onions and planting them asap, while preparing a bed for corn that will go in the end of February. I have a hard time rotating crops as i only have a few small spaces to plant so winter/spring plantings tend to collide somewhat.
    .-= Miranda´s last blog ..Thank goodness, we won’t have to eat Belina. =-.

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  11. megan on January 15, 2010 at 10:57 am

    All of our snow finally melted and the temps are in the 50s this week, so, yeah, I’ve definitely got a case of the fever. I know that it’s a false start and the cold will likely sweep back in next week, but it sure makes me want to get out there and start digging.

    On the other hand, I have a ton of garden planning, so I should probably learn to appreciate these cold, winter days!
    .-= megan´s last blog ..Dirt! The Movie =-.

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  12. Lona on January 15, 2010 at 11:36 am

    I was ready for spring as soon as the leaves started turning in fall. LOL!
    .-= Lona´s last blog ..Cocktail’s Anyone ? =-.

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  13. Jennifer Krieger on January 15, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Oh, honey, you live in Ohio and you’re ready for Spring already? I have some sad news for you…it may be a little while. Especially if you live up North by the Lake.
    My husband dragged me from Cleveland to Los Angeles 35 years ago. I still don’t like LA, but it does afford me the opportunity to grow things year round. I’ll dedicate my cilantro to you, how’s that?

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    • Susy on January 15, 2010 at 5:57 pm

      We don’t live too close to the lake, but we’ve still got a while. I will be able to plant peas in, hopefully, 6-8 weeks and the onion seeds will soon be started in the basement.

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  14. the inadvertent farmer on January 15, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Yep…I have gone through my seeds, looked through the catalogs, cleaned my seedstarting supplies. I am sooo ready for spring! Kim
    .-= the inadvertent farmer´s last blog ..Friday Funnies Sweet Graceful Girl =-.

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  15. MAYBELLINE on January 15, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    God no! Spring means summer. Summer means sweat. I love it right now. Broccoli and cauliflower are taking off. The fruit trees are starting to bud. Spring can just hang on a bit.
    .-= MAYBELLINE´s last blog ..Food Storage =-.

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  16. Pampered Mom on January 15, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    My husband does…big time. I keep telling him we didn’t order our seeds yet for another couple of weeks last year. Me? I’m still recovering from last year and the new baby! (Though I look forward to the warmer weather.)
    .-= Pampered Mom´s last blog ..Folk Music Fridays – "Sugar Baby" =-.

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  17. Denise on January 15, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    No spring fever yet, but definitely thinking about planning the garden for spring. I’ve enjoyed your blog since I found it a couple months ago. Beautiful photos!

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  18. Mary on January 15, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    I’ve had Spring Fever for about 6 months now ;-) We didn’t really have a summer (oh, sure there were those four hours that one afternoon in August, but I’m not counting that!) here on the Oregon Coast and at the moment the rain is pouring down like it’s never going to stop, making me wish it was dry enough to turn over the garden again. Sigh. Only four months to go…
    .-= Mary´s last blog ..From Boring Beige to Oriental-ish =-.

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  19. CatHerder on January 15, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Ive had spring fever since Halloween :-(
    .-= CatHerder´s last blog ..My chicarrone recipe for Kaleida =-.

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  20. Conny on January 15, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Hee, hee. In fact, I invited Spring to come back home on my blog.

    Have a lovely Spring Planning weekend.
    .-= Conny´s last blog ..Hold down the fort =-.

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  21. JP on January 16, 2010 at 4:39 am

    I winter sowed ten big flats yesterday : )

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