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Favorite Season or Seasons

Lisa KLisa K Posts: 563 ✭✭✭✭✭

Summer time is usually the time when hot weather vegetables and fruits thrive, but to me it also the time when it can be too hot to work outside except early morning/later in the afternoon plus I find it harder to keep the plants watered since I do not have an irrigation system on a timer. So to me summer is my least favorite time in the garden, winter is also a time when little growing takes place but I can get some things done since we do not get snow I can still do some gardening and start in my mini-greenhouse for a second round of cool weather vegetables, it is also when we get most of our rain.  I love fall it is when I can do more of the heavy work, trimming trees, build raised-beds, heavy duty weeding, etc. plus I love fall vegetables! I also love spring, it is when my fruit trees and flowers start to wake up plus I can still start a third batch of cool weather vegetables. Do you have a favorite season and why?

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  • I love fall the best! I like the chill in the air, the way the trees turn and go dormant, the migrating geese overhead, hunting season, sitting on the couch with the dog and cat snuggled up in a blanket with a book and a cup of tea, hot chocolate, hot tea, soup, stews, casseroles...

  • COWLOVINGIRLCOWLOVINGIRL Posts: 674 ✭✭✭✭

    My favorite season is usually the one that is just around the corner!

  • Lisa KLisa K Posts: 563 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Mary Linda Bittle I agree I love fall too! My favorite fall days are sunny with big white fluffy clouds and a cool breeze! As a gardener I also love spring.

  • naomi.kohlmeiernaomi.kohlmeier Posts: 308 ✭✭✭

    My favorite season is the one I am currently in, be it spring, summer, fall or winter. When I was young it was always fall. I did not like spring, but now I love them all equally.

  • KimWilsonKimWilson Posts: 198 ✭✭✭

    I am a summer girl all the way! Yes, it is hot during the middle of the day, but that only encourages me to get up early to feel the cool outside and survey all of the bounty that is growing everywhere. The only thing that could make my summer even better is to live near the ocean.

  • dottile46dottile46 Posts: 429 ✭✭✭

    I find fall to be very invigorating. The cooler weather, smells of brown leaves, wood smoke on the air, the colors of leaves giving their last hooray before falling to the ground, a cup of hot tea or coffee, a flannel shirt open in front over a t-shirt, sitting on the deck looking over the orchard, yard, and garden beds, wondering what the next growing season will bring.

    I like spring too but it doesn't give me the same charge fall does.

  • nicksamanda11nicksamanda11 Posts: 208 ✭✭✭

    I'm gonna have to say fall too. I think there must be something truly beautiful about death- maybe that's what fall teaches us. It sure is beautiful when trees die. I'm just sayin'. Fall feels hopeful. Maybe Yeshua (Jesus) will come back in fall😉.

    Summer- especially late summer seems to fry my brain. Like I can't organize my thoughts or feelings very well, or get as much done as I think I can. I don't know- it's weird😵. Probably cause it's the equivalent of being in an oven for two months straight. Who's brain would function after that.

    Winter is cool cause I like to wear long sleeves and my Docs. Also there's plenty of time to read and study.

    Spring is like heaven because I'm a hard core forager so when things start to wake up and I'm coming out of "study" hibernation a whole new level of foraging starts. I see last years favorites and I get to feast my eyes on what YHWH is leading me to this new season.

  • COWLOVINGIRLCOWLOVINGIRL Posts: 674 ✭✭✭✭

    I love to let my hair down on a blustery fall day and lit the wind blow through it!

  • dimck421dimck421 Posts: 205 ✭✭✭

    I love spring! Life bursts forward in vivid colour! It gives me the reassurance that life goes on, as trees and plants sport blossom and bloom. The days grow longer and warmer. Everything and everyone seem to move to a new beat, filled with hope.

  • Lisa KLisa K Posts: 563 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Today felt like a Fall morning, unfortunately it was due to the smoke but the morning is getting me excited for Fall.

  • FergFerg Currently United States, Appalachia. Previously Great Lakes, GNYMA, Germany.Posts: 290 ✭✭✭

    I love Autumn. But not Autumn in Southern Appalachia. This is basically Summer part 2. Autumn as in New England Autumn. Icelandic Autumn. German Autumn.

    I also love Winter. I love snowshoeing, and haven't been able to do that for literally decades - no snow! or not enough. Sigh.

    I deal with Summer because I like to grow my own food. I'm a giant oxymoron to most people - the agricultural scientist who is THE poster child for heat stroke. Because of that, I grow on my own terms and in the smartest way for me! In my outside gardens I grow smart, not big; I work in the early morning and evening; I utilize polyculture and biontensive methods. My research work tends to focus on lab and greenhouse methods (but man, what we can do with a polytunnel! it's amazing!).

    Spring is really a nice time as well; the birds start to come back and the green comes back; perfect for tea and working on the <shaded> patio.

  • jodienancarrowjodienancarrow Mid North Coast AustraliaPosts: 793 admin

    They are all special but if I had to give a gold medal it would be spring. Days getting longer, deciduous trees breaking bud, more rainfall, veggie garden springing to life, fire flies, lavender blooming, grass growing, lots of australian natives blooming. Most grateful.

  • SherryASherryA Posts: 313 ✭✭✭

    I love them all in some way, but I would say spring and autumn are my favorites. I just like the feel of them both. And the break in heat or cold is always such as relief.

  • blevinandwombablevinandwomba Central PaPosts: 725 ✭✭✭✭

    It's hard to pick a favorite, but I think spring overall. I have lots of garden plans then. It's wonderful to get outside more and see the garden come alive- if we've had a few good snows first. I always feel slightly cheated if winter ends without that.

    Actually, when it first turns really cold in the winter I don't like it, but usually by January I'm used to it. There something really invigorating about taking a jog when it's 17 degrees (F!) outside. Walks in the snow in the moonlight are otherworldly.

    Winter used to be my favorite season, and I completely disliked summer, but somewhere along the way my cold/heat tolerance shifted, and my appreciation for summer produce greatly increased. It's still not a favorite- the garden needs lots of attention then, but I no longer feel like doing it because the heat takes away all my energy. So, I get behind on my gardening until the end-of-summer-panic kicks in. Still, fresh garden tomatoes and farmstands go a long ways to endear a season to you.

    I always liked fall.

  • Lisa KLisa K Posts: 563 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love the cool mornings in Fall which is finally happening!

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