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Post  mckr3441 4/9/2010, 4:15 pm

Ohhh. It's cold. Watch your weather reports and cover up tonite. Or just cover up in case.

Don't want all those little seedlings to freeze. 5b... Cover up tonite Icon_evil

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Post  chocolatepop 4/9/2010, 4:19 pm

I was just gonna post this! Smile

I brought all that I could in yesterday. everything else will get a "sweater" (aka old bedsheet) tonight.
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Post  camprn 4/9/2010, 6:28 pm

Dog-gone-it! I just lit the pellet stove and fired up the furnace. I'm tired of it being chilly! Rolling Eyes
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Post  mckr3441 4/9/2010, 11:17 pm

My feet are freezing!
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Post  jenjehle 4/18/2010, 12:06 am

I realize this was originally posted in early April but we have another cold night coming tonight. Maybe even colder than when this was first posted! I heard only high 20's tonight! So I covered up all my greens that I could. Recently, I realized that my large city recycle bins are just the right size to turn upside down and put on top of my veggies already popping up through the soil. So along with the bins, a few cut in 1/2 milk jugs, some empty cat litter containers and a large piece of visqueen drapped over one of the beds, I'm prepared for battle.

As of now, I have green onions, broccoli, cauliflower, various lettuces and strawberries. Hopefully, they'll all be ok this time tomorrow.

Putting that electric blanket back on the bed and turning in for a cold night!

Keep warm fellow gardeners!
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Post  happyfrog 4/19/2010, 12:31 pm

got down to 34*F and we had light frost on the vehicles.

i forgot to cover my plants but they seem ok.

my peppers were inside and the tomatoes, etc were in the entry way of my house and they seem ok.

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Post  Dietryin 4/20/2010, 10:48 pm

Question?

If the crops that are planted now are cold crops, then why would a frost hurt them?

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Post  chocolatepop 4/20/2010, 10:59 pm

Fromw hat I have researched, which makes sense, is that even young tender cole crop seedlings can succeptable to a frost. It is the older more mature cole crops that can handle it.

My lettuce are still in a hoop, cole have a row cover over them all the time because ive seen the flutter of white wings recently. Everything else will just have a slow germination.

that being said, so far so good on everything that has gotten a little nippy.
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Post  jenjehle 4/20/2010, 11:31 pm

Dietryin wrote:Question?

If the crops that are planted now are cold crops, then why would a frost hurt them?

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Even though they are cold weather crops, intense frost, esp down into the 20's, can't be great for any plant. Yes, some can tolerate the frost but others can't. Esp if they are new seedlings just getting started. Some lettuces are pretty delicate, from what I've read.


Also, a cold weather crop, I thought, just meant that it grows better and thrives in the colder type temperatures. Most of the cold weather crops are sensitive to the intense heat of mid-summer and just grow better during the cooler type temps.

Hope this helps! I'm no expert; just giving my understanding on this topic.
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Post  Dietryin 4/21/2010, 6:30 am

Thank you for the reply's, they helped a lot. I am new to gardening. I am feeling a bit over whelmed.
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Post  happyfrog 4/21/2010, 8:37 am

Dietryin wrote:Thank you for the reply's, they helped a lot. I am new to gardening. I am feeling a bit over whelmed.

here's the fun 'secret' to gardening. do what you want and learn. if things don't make it in the cold, then make a note (mental or othewise) and plant something different at this time of year. i am not into a lot of coddling of my plants - i have 3 kids and life happens. so if my plants make it, great. if not, well, i'll just try something different next time.

and remember too, anything you don't like or dies, makes great compost. so it's not a loss. Smile

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Post  chocolatepop 4/21/2010, 8:57 am

Yup I totally agree. I lost lots last year, mainly cause I mis read, or misunderstood. I felt HORRIBLE, like I killed someone!!! But this year, everything is going great so far, so no complaints.

You slowely learn...
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Post  Dietryin 4/21/2010, 9:59 am

Can this thread be a Sticky,or a new one called (Cover-Up,GET COVERED, 911, ?) for people to post warnings?

In Northern IL. we will be getting frost tonight. It will drop down to 31 early morning.
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Post  Dietryin 4/27/2010, 1:57 pm

Special Weather Alerts



Issued by The National Weather Service
Chicago,
IL

11:16 am CDT, Tue., Apr. 27, 2010


... FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM CDT /2 AM EDT/ TO 8 AM CDT /9
AM EDT/ WEDNESDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A FROST ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 1 AM CDT /2 AM EDT/ TO 8 AM CDT /9 AM EDT/ WEDNESDAY.
* TEMPERATURE... TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO
QUICKLY FALL TO THE LOWER 30S ACROSS THE AREA... EXCEPT IN DOWNTOWN
CHICAGO WHERE TEMPERATURES SHOULD HOLD IN THE LOWER 40S TO UPPER 30S.
CLEAR SKIES AND LIGHT WINDS WILL PROMOTE FROST FORMATION IN RURAL AREAS
OVERNIGHT. TEMPERATURES WILL QUICKLY REBOUND FOLLOWING SUNRISE IN THE
MORNING.
* IMPACTS... WIDESPREAD FROST MAY
RESULT IN DAMAGE TO SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A
FROST ADVISORY MEANS THAT FROST IS POSSIBLE. SENSITIVE OUTDOOR PLANTS
MAY BE KILLED IF LEFT UNCOVERED.




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Post  happyfrog 4/27/2010, 4:36 pm

freeze warning for central ohio as well! tonight and tomorrow night.,..
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Post  mckr3441 4/27/2010, 5:38 pm

April 27

Northeastern Ohio (Cleveland area) Heavy frost predicted from midnight tonite 4/27 until 8am Wed. 4/28. "Heavy frost is likely."

Take proper precautions. In other words, COVER UP.

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PS. Also see Happyfrogs post for central Ohio on page 1
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Post  Dietryin 5/8/2010, 4:52 pm

Frost Advisory for for the state of IL.
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Post  happyfrog 5/8/2010, 6:52 pm

Frost Advisory for for the state of IL.

freeze warning for much of central ohio and other parts of ohio as well. .. . this warning is in effect til monday or so.. ..

brr. .. it's already gettign really cold here. . .
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Post  jenjehle 5/8/2010, 8:32 pm

I have my delicate garden plants covered and my "bought too early annuals" in pots keeping warm in the garage! Thanks for the heads up, just in case we hadn't heard yet!!


Bundle up and stay warm!
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Post  chocolatepop 5/8/2010, 8:33 pm

Same here in mid-michigan
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