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bsavage
Dolores, CO
(Zone 5b)

March 30, 2009
7:19 AM

Post #6338919

Thank you for your well written article, Susanne. As I am experiencing my first year of living in Colorado full time (after having lived in Arizona for 16 years). I am very much in need of the "patience" reminders! In fact, as I sit here at my computer with a touch of insomnia, I am shocked to see that it is snowing here yet again (after DH has spent the entire week preparing the veggie and potato beds). And, I'm pretty sure I started some of the early season veggies seeds a bit too early... patience has never been my best subject. So, I too will learn from you and all the other wise and more experienced Rocky Mountain Gardeners here.

Brenda
Kylaluaz
Clinton, WA
(Zone 7b)

March 30, 2009
3:51 PM

Post #6340347

What she said. Very timely; thank you! Not in the Rockies per se, but might as well be, have so many of the same issues.

and I appreciate the confirm of my suspicion that "last frost date" is not all that carved in stone as a safety marker and that the other factors of aridity, wind, and rapid temp shift play a huge role!

Ah, yes, patience, not my favorite virtue either! ;-)

thanks again,
Kyla
CapeCodGardener
Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

March 31, 2009
12:27 AM

Post #6342513

Susanne, I'm not in the Rockies either--in fact, about as far away as could be--but I found your article to be VERY helpful, both for its useful advice about organizing seeds, cold frames, etc., and even more, for the admonition to BE PATIENT. Cape Cod has a long cool Spring and an average last frost date of May 25th. The experienced gardeners here don't plant out till June 1. Very hard for me, as a recent transplant from CA, to observe. Thanks for your reminders that yes, warm soil WILL come.

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