I never learn, do I?

@webeishere (36353)
United States
April 1, 2009 11:37am CST
Okay the calendar says Spring and it is April 1st. Well for a week in mid March we got to nearly 70 degrees a few times, mostly in the mid 60's. So I brought out my patio table. Yeah big mistake. It snowed Tuesday and it's snowing again today. I am also about ready to plant outside. Wait! I am not that much of an idiot. I'll wait at least a week. Hahaha! Do you prepare for Spring way too early by getting items set up before the weather turns warm, hot, or humid etc? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
1 Apr 09
I tend to wait too long! Although I'll be planting some seeds in my biodegradable pots this week so I can plant them in May. We usually get frost in mid to late April so I don't dare put them out before that. It's hard to believe it's snowing up there! I hope you have warm and sunny days very soon!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Apr 09
I made the mistake of starting some pole beans in pots already. Those grow too fast. Hahaha! They've sprouted already in a 3 day time. I can't plant much till mid or late May either oputside. nope just for looks it seems HAHAHA! nope just for looks it seems HAHAHA!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Apr 09
Ooops pasted the wrong thing as my signature.. HAHAHA! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Apr 09
No snow here, so not really an issue. Hm, note to self, must have husband put awning back up so we have shade in the backyard! :-)
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Apr 09
We need some shade out back as well. We had a few trees cut down due to them being rotten and or pushing up the concrete in the garage and driveway. I want to pour a large cement slab in the grass and make an enclosed patio for shade and relaxation. But I need about $10,000 HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Apr 09
We have NO trees back there but we do have an awning. lol
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@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
1 Apr 09
its still going to snow you know gb, sorry to burst your bubble :-) april is usually an up and down month, weather wise. we havent had snow since sometime in february but it has been cold and other days it has been warm. monday we had a windchill of -5, friday its supposed to be +12! crazy! good luck :-)
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Apr 09
Oh I know this. My birthday is May 25th and we've had snow then in past years. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
1 Apr 09
Sometimes but I can't blame you! I am itching to get some things done in my yard too...plant some flowers and a couple of trees.....and this weather is getting on my last nerve!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Apr 09
I haven't even cleaned the garage yet it's been so nasty out. Once that's done I may be able to find all my garden tools. HAHAHAHA! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
1 Apr 09
Is the snow going to damage your patio furniture? I almost started too early with the plants as well but the weather here is always up an down so you just never know what to expect.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Apr 09
It may ruin the umbrella is all. But that is so faded from sunshine I need a new one anyhow. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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1 Apr 09
Hi GRANDPA BOB, Nope I haven't statred my tommys yet but will do maybe at the weekend, I should start now. Tamara
@gemini_rose (16194)
1 Apr 09
We have had some lovely weather this week, last week it was freezing and this week it has been really warm and in the 60s. It is very deceiving because I always think that it is here to stay and it never does! I think the only mistake I have made so far this spring is to plant some bulbs, I think I may have put them in too early but I guess time will tell.
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• United States
1 Apr 09
I am sorry to hear about that...but I am a late person on this so I would say that is better than being early...LOL, as it is we go to a local farmers market and buy our plants that we will be planting for the year about a week before memorial day....then we do all our planting and arranging and making things look good that weekend.... WHICH IS MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE WEEKEND!!!! as it is we are going up to 58 today, but it rained yesterday and over the weekend so everything is soaked out there and we need a good week or two to clear up the small river behind our garage!! I hope you have better luck soon!!
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
1 Apr 09
When i'm absolutely DYING for spring (you guys have way earlier spring than we do) i tend to start plants indoors and start locating my "summer stuff" i also tend to stop wearing socks. I have to wait atleast another month if not month and a half before i can consider planting my garden...and you only plant if the ice is off the lakes here!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Apr 09
Just the calendar say's it is spring. I can't plant outdoors till late May usually. So it's not really an early Spring. nope just for looks it seems HAHAHA!
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
1 Apr 09
It just seemed sooo much greener there when i was there in april last year lol.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Apr 09
Grass is very brown. It won't be green for a month maybe it seems. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@mummymo (23707)
1 Apr 09
Awww poor AGB! I am NEVER too early - thought you knew me well enough by now to know I am always running late! xxx
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Apr 09
Well you were 6 hours late responding to this discussion. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM AGB!!~
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@mummymo (23707)
2 Apr 09
LOL That is better than I have been lately! xxx
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
2 Apr 09
[i]Hi Grandpa B, ohhh..still snowing in your area? ANyway, 4 weeks ago, I transferred all my plants in the garden and I didn't know we will still be having cold nights and some of it didn't survive... I have few plants which are looking good! I hope also that it will be the last cold week for us~[/i]
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Apr 09
My seeds are sprouting already. Some pole beans and one other that I have no idea what it is. I never label the seeds either. Hahaha! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
2 Apr 09
I haven't planned anything early this year. In fact, since I just moved into my house, I'm way behind on everything. Just a couple days ago I planted three tomato seeds and two bush cucumber, and that's all the farther I've got so far, other than checking out what I've got coming up outside here. Daffodils are in several places, and I've found two hyacinth and two or three bunches of peony.
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@vickycity (155)
• China
2 Apr 09
the weather in my country is still cold. today is rainy. I don't like this weather. I expect spring.
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• United States
2 Apr 09
nah,i know how evil the weather here can be-until i see higher temps for most of a month,i don't bother.i saw it snow may 1st one year,so until then,i just start the plants in my porch to go outside later.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
2 Apr 09
Hi Granpa Bob! I guess you were just a bit over excited about the tease of warmer weather! I guess Mother Nature fooled you! But, you are right! It's April and Spring has got to get here whether Mother Nature likes it or not! So once this last snow is gone Spring will be here and you will be able to use that patio table and I will be crying because I can't have a patio table!
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@GardenGerty (104225)
• United States
1 Apr 09
This year I resisted the impulse to take my house plants out too soon. I am so glad. We had a blizzard last week, tons of snow. I usually do it too early.
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@xbrendax (2668)
• United States
1 Apr 09
Hay Grandpa Bob, I am beginning to think we are related! I seem to be doing all the wrong things you do, ha ha ha ! Remember some time ago you said you went to make a pot of coffee and was waiting for it to get done but then discovered the clear water was still in the pot, not in the coffee maker? Well I did the same thing AGAIN this morning! Dammit! That makes 3 times this month! Oh and about you taking out your patio table too soon, so did I two days ago! I set up my round table and chairs and the big umbrella and guess what, they were in the neighbor's yard the next morning, all wet and twisted! Through the night we had high winds, sleet, snow and rain! I was sorta lucky because I was able to fix the leg of the table and the chairs were alright but I will have to buy a new table umbrella because it was so twisted, broke and inside out, nothing could have fixed that! Happy Mylotting and don't forget to write as we are all waiting for the next adventure of Grandpa Bob!
1 Apr 09
we have the most beautiful hexagonal shaped gazebo. its got netting sides that can be hooked back, its got lights and its gorgeous, but have we ever sat out in the sun in it, have we heaven and hell!!!. we get lovely sunny weather, and while i'm at work my husband puts the gazebo up. From then on we either get a howling gale or endless rain!!!and the gazebo ends up as hidey hole for my cats. and talking of horrible weather, every year we used to go away in our caravan for easter.every year it rained, and we used to laugh about the bad weather. but then one year it rained endlessly and we were squelching about in mud. even the poor old dog was covered in mud. it was then i put my foot down, very squelchily i might add, and said no more easter breaks in the caravan. But we live in hope buying this garden furniture and still occasionally we might get a little bit of sunshine. As for plants in the garden, i have gone mad again this year and bought loads of shrubs and bedding annuals,i have some really beautiful daffodils, but they are in containers and i keep shifting them about so they dont get too windswept. i have also planted vegetable seeds, put them in the cold frame, but not a peep out any of them !!
@Darkwing (21588)
3 Apr 09
Living in England, I've learned over the years, to give the good weather at least ten days before trusting it enough to get things done in the garden. Ok, planting's ok, and we don't get the snow, but a lot of rain isn't too good for garden furniture and stuff, and I hate wet cushions. lol. Brightest Blessings, my friend.
@KrauseHome (35514)
• United States
3 Apr 09
Well, here in Seattle, we are still waiting for Spring, and wondering if it will ever hit here. I am beginning to wonder if I will ever see 60 degrees even. We are having a lot of Rain and cooler weather here, and snow up in the passes. It has been interesting for sure. So until there is a definate promise of Spring there is no planning for such as well.