Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Make Your Own Spring!

It certainly is cold, but it is spring inside this farmhouse. Temperatures are in the fifties (up from forties this AM) and there are chicks and seedlings mucking about. If the cold has you down, run to the nearest garden center and get yourself a bag of soil and some seeds and plant a pot of snap peas on your windowsill. They'll climb up it just fine and in a few weeks blossom into white flowers. By the time all your neighbors are just digging into their lettuce gardens you'll be crunching into the first veggies of spring! Now, throw in a banjo tune and you might just cause a little thawing out there in bluster. You want spring? Go make your own!


Blogger Michelle @ Give a Girl a Fig said...

What a sweet photo...!

January 23, 2013 at 4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pepper plants are sprouting in their little peat pots as I sit here reading blogs.

15 pots planted --- 12 pots sprouted.

Not bad odds.

January 23, 2013 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger Victoria Nidetch said...

Thanks Jenna, good idea cold and darkness is oppressive lately.

January 23, 2013 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger Stacie said...

Oh man, I am so close to making this happen! Last night I got a bunch of seeds from Annie's and SSE, and now I just need maybe a little heat pad to go underneath, and a little time to put some stuff together. This is my most proactive year of gardening yet, and I am so excited to get going. Who knew, with my forever black thumb, that I'd ever feel so alive with a little dirt and a few seeds?!

January 23, 2013 at 4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the idea! I did just plant four different kinds of lettuce, but it didn't occur to me to grow peas indoors... But why not?

January 24, 2013 at 1:16 AM  
Blogger Moose Hollow Farm said...

It is -9 degrees here in Southcentral NH at 6:15 am. I definitely need a touch of spring. Today, I will plant some herbs in pots ~ chives, rosemary & chamomile.
I am hoping that my chickens are okay out in their coop. I was told that they are very hardy in the cold but this is too much. I am considering getting some kind of heat lamp for these arctic blasts. Any suggestions on what to get? I want something that is safe so that we don't have a fire resulting in fried chicken.

January 24, 2013 at 6:21 AM  
Blogger RamblinHome said...

I've been thinking about this a lot, especially since the temps started to drop below zero (they're calling for -25 with the windchill tonight! Yuck!!). I may just drag in the soil from the shed, grab some pots and find my seeds in the basement! You're photo has inspired me.

January 24, 2013 at 6:33 AM  
Blogger Deltaville Jamie said...

The past couple of weeks have been particularly depressing. Therefore, I am taking your suggestion and hitting the store at lunch.

January 24, 2013 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger Holly said...

tray of mesclun planted!

January 24, 2013 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Tina Bee said...

Another 'Jenna-ism'!
"You want spring, go make your own!"
Goes along with your life theme, "you want a (fill in the blanks here) life? Go make your own!"

Keep it up, Jenna!!

January 24, 2013 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

This is the best photo I've seen in ages.

January 24, 2013 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger Abby said...

Am I the only one that blows up Jenna's pictures to see what books she's reading?

January 24, 2013 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger redbird said...

Been growing a lot of happy green things in the classroom too...peas are pretty cheery. Ginger is pretty grand too!

January 27, 2013 at 8:41 AM  

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