Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! Toplef10Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! I22gcj10Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! Toplef10Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! I22gcj10Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» February: What to plant in Southern California and Inland Valleys
by sanderson Today at 5:11 pm

» February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by sanderson Today at 4:56 pm

» Soaking Seeds for Better Germination
by sanderson Today at 4:22 pm

» Sandbox as a mini SFG?
by markqz Today at 2:09 pm

» N&C Midwest: January & February 2023
by OhioGardener Today at 7:32 am

» Mark's first SFG
by sanderson Today at 4:55 am

» Starting Strawberries from Seed
by OhioGardener 2/5/2023, 3:12 pm

» Kiwi's SFG Adventure
by KiwiSFGnewbie 2/5/2023, 2:15 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson 2/5/2023, 3:34 am

» How do I source Mels Mix for 190 cu ft????
by sanderson 2/4/2023, 10:09 pm

» Ads are back
by KiwiSFGnewbie 2/4/2023, 2:32 pm

» Should I buy this compost tumbler??
by Soose 2/4/2023, 11:37 am

» Garden Tools
by Soose 2/3/2023, 6:07 pm

» Back In The Saddle I Suppose
by AtlantaMarie 2/3/2023, 5:15 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie 2/3/2023, 5:12 am

» Seed Exchange - January 2023
by sanderson 2/3/2023, 3:08 am

» Phosphate
by bigtoad 2/2/2023, 5:41 pm

» Organic compost without peat in Alberta
by OhioGardener 2/2/2023, 8:05 am

» worms and compost tumbler
by Soose 2/1/2023, 11:46 pm

» trying to Think Spring in cold Chicago
by sanderson 2/1/2023, 4:43 pm

» New Lifetime Compost Tumbler..
by sanderson 2/1/2023, 4:41 pm

» Aero Garden for starting seeds?
by OhioGardener 2/1/2023, 8:23 am

» Starbucks for coffee grounds!
by sanderson 1/30/2023, 1:37 am

» Placing Box on Cement
by OhioGardener 1/29/2023, 2:57 pm

» How I compost using a Tumbler
by Soose 1/29/2023, 2:45 pm

» Garlic Chives in SFG?
by OhioGardener 1/29/2023, 8:56 am

» Microgreens Gardening
by sanderson 1/28/2023, 11:42 pm

» Johnson Su composting Bioreactor instructions for home, not the farm.
by has55 1/28/2023, 10:57 am

» homemade vermicomposting/Worm Casting Compost Sifters
by has55 1/28/2023, 10:45 am

» Famous Gardening Quotes
by OhioGardener 1/28/2023, 8:29 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN!

+4
walshevak
BackyardBirdGardner
FarmerValerie
dizzygardener
8 posters

Go down

Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! Empty Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN!

Post  dizzygardener 4/4/2011, 11:59 am

High winds, severe thunderstorms, over and inch of rain, and hail are all forecast for my area.

If you are in or near western NC you'd better batten down the hatches tonight! Shocked
dizzygardener
dizzygardener

Female Posts : 668
Join date : 2011-01-26
Location : WNC 6b

Back to top Go down

Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! Empty Re: Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN!

Post  FarmerValerie 4/4/2011, 12:00 pm

Dizzy, it just blew through here, you are so right, batten down those hatches, it was rough.
FarmerValerie
FarmerValerie

Female Posts : 1611
Join date : 2011-01-29
Age : 56
Location : NE Texas, 75501, Zone 8a

http://www.rocksinmygarden.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! Empty Re: Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN!

Post  dizzygardener 4/4/2011, 12:05 pm

Has it really? I was half hoping the weather man would be wrong. Guess I better pull out the plastic tarp and put the lids on the 18 gallon tubes with my potatoes in them.

Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! 3040868389 Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! 3040868389 Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! 3040868389
dizzygardener
dizzygardener

Female Posts : 668
Join date : 2011-01-26
Location : WNC 6b

Back to top Go down

Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! Empty Re: Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN!

Post  BackyardBirdGardner 4/4/2011, 12:06 pm

I'd be watching anwhere in the UpperSouth, MidSouth, Midwest, MidAtlantic, or even LowerSouth and Coastal areas.....anything east of the Mississippi River. I saw the WeatherChannel giving TorCons in the 6 and 7 range last night. Not that anything is imminent, but there could be a lot of damage in the "wrong" areas. The red area on TV was fairly widespread this time.

Thanks for the warning. I'm sure some people will get this before they get it from their local TV stations. Tis that time of year, though. Most get missed, a few get unlucky.
BackyardBirdGardner
BackyardBirdGardner

Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 49
Location : St. Louis, MO

Back to top Go down

Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! Empty Re: Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN!

Post  FarmerValerie 4/4/2011, 12:13 pm

It slammed us about 9AM and there were tornado warrnings and some pretty hefty damage in some areas, in fact we went to news instead of inturruptions.
FarmerValerie
FarmerValerie

Female Posts : 1611
Join date : 2011-01-29
Age : 56
Location : NE Texas, 75501, Zone 8a

http://www.rocksinmygarden.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! Empty Re: Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN!

Post  dizzygardener 4/4/2011, 12:21 pm

BBG,

You are right, everyone should be alert and take appropriate steps.
dizzygardener
dizzygardener

Female Posts : 668
Join date : 2011-01-26
Location : WNC 6b

Back to top Go down

Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! Empty Re: Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN!

Post  walshevak 4/5/2011, 7:22 am

Woo Hoo, rain hitting the side of the house woke me up. High winds have been blowing all day yesterday and last night - gusts up to 60mph. Rain hit about 6:30 and must have had one of those gusts behind it.

Almost lost my outdoor couch cover and got soaked rescueing it. But the gardens are looking good. Nothing growing high yet. NE. NC.

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4374
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 80
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

Back to top Go down

Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! Empty Re: Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN!

Post  FarmerValerie 4/5/2011, 8:09 am

Not sure of how low the low was yet, I haven't checked yet, before I went to sleep the predicted low here was 37. I looked out my window and no frost.

Kay I'm glad you and yours and your garden are all okay.
FarmerValerie
FarmerValerie

Female Posts : 1611
Join date : 2011-01-29
Age : 56
Location : NE Texas, 75501, Zone 8a

http://www.rocksinmygarden.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! Empty Re: Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN!

Post  dizzygardener 4/5/2011, 10:44 am

OK, That was an absolute disaster!

We had winds over 100mph, hail, and got 2 inches of rain over night. There are trees down all over my property, and our power has been out since 10pm last night. I'm posting this from a coffee shop in town.

BUT, my SFG came through just fine! I covered it in row cover and in a plastic tarp. Even with those winds the hoops stayed on as did the tarp. The only issue I had was that the tarp sagged a bit and smashed one of my red russian kales, but it looks like it's ok.

Oy Vay! Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! 43549
dizzygardener
dizzygardener

Female Posts : 668
Join date : 2011-01-26
Location : WNC 6b

Back to top Go down

Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! Empty Re: Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN!

Post  FarmerValerie 4/5/2011, 10:47 am

Dizzy-I'm so glad you are okay. That was one for the records huh? I hope your power is returned soon, and I'm glad your SFG is fine, but most of all that you came through it okay.
FarmerValerie
FarmerValerie

Female Posts : 1611
Join date : 2011-01-29
Age : 56
Location : NE Texas, 75501, Zone 8a

http://www.rocksinmygarden.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! Empty Re: Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN!

Post  dizzygardener 4/5/2011, 10:53 am

Thanks Val.

Yeah, it was bad... real bad. My neighbor had the closest call. A tree fell within 20 feet of her front door. It blocked our road up here, but we got someone to cut the tree away. My hubbie had to walk down the mountain and hitch a ride to work this morning! Shocked
dizzygardener
dizzygardener

Female Posts : 668
Join date : 2011-01-26
Location : WNC 6b

Back to top Go down

Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! Empty Re: Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN!

Post  Old Hippie 4/5/2011, 11:06 am

Oh my goodness! Glad you are all okay.

We woke up to a couple of inches of fresh snow this morning but that isn't so bad. It will most likely be gone in a couple of days.

take care all of you.

Gwynn Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! 695909
Old Hippie
Old Hippie
Regional Hosts

Female Posts : 1156
Join date : 2010-08-12
Age : 71
Location : Canada 3b

Back to top Go down

Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! Empty Re: Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN!

Post  BackyardBirdGardner 4/5/2011, 1:02 pm

As long as the house, people, and garden are fine, I consider this the "most get missed" part. Glad y'all dodged the bullet!

When the time comes, it sounds like you will have plenty of composting materials for awhile. Wink
BackyardBirdGardner
BackyardBirdGardner

Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 49
Location : St. Louis, MO

Back to top Go down

Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! Empty Re: Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN!

Post  Bec 4/5/2011, 1:13 pm

Dizzy, where about in WNC in the mountains are you? I'm in WNC also - in Black Mountain. We heard the storm come through somewhere around 11 or 11:30 last night. It was mighty powerful. Everything's okay here though. Glad you're okay, although I know you have a lot of cleanup work ahead of you. Not fun!
avatar
Bec

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 247
Join date : 2010-03-23
Location : Western NC - Zone 6a (mountains)

Back to top Go down

Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! Empty Re: Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN!

Post  FarmerValerie 4/5/2011, 2:13 pm

Compost? Most of that downed tree stuff around here becomes heat in the winter at our house. Most everyone around here owns a chainsaw, and when the weather gets bad they get ready to hit the roads as soon as it let's up to go clear roads, check on the elderly, and haul off trees-all at no charge. If the elderly have a tree down and use wood to heat, they get the tree, if they just want it hauled off, the guy with the chain saw gets it. Some do try to charge, but they are usually weeded out by the locals when no one is looking (missing chainsaw, truck won't work, etc). One year though, we lucked out, a friend had a tree fall and some of the branches did minor damage to their house, and they had insurrance. My husband is in the repair business, he did the repairs, and got the tree, and a check from their insurance company (all legal).

As much as I would love to have a chipper to make mulch for walkways, and to add to the compost pile, that would have to wait until I have 2-3 years of fire wood first.

Okay, back to the OP.
FarmerValerie
FarmerValerie

Female Posts : 1611
Join date : 2011-01-29
Age : 56
Location : NE Texas, 75501, Zone 8a

http://www.rocksinmygarden.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! Empty Re: Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN!

Post  dizzygardener 4/5/2011, 11:30 pm

24 hours later, my power is back on! I'm relieved! For a while the power company thought I'd be without power until Friday! affraid
dizzygardener
dizzygardener

Female Posts : 668
Join date : 2011-01-26
Location : WNC 6b

Back to top Go down

Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! Empty Re: Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN!

Post  Furbalsmom 4/6/2011, 12:53 am

Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! 993580 Glad your power is back. 24 hours is 24 hours too long.
Furbalsmom
Furbalsmom

Female Posts : 3141
Join date : 2010-06-10
Age : 76
Location : Coastal Oregon, Zone 9a, Heat Zone 2 :(

Back to top Go down

Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! Empty Re: Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN!

Post  middlemamma 4/6/2011, 12:54 am

Oh my goodness....so glad you have power again.
middlemamma
middlemamma
 
 

Female Posts : 2260
Join date : 2010-04-25
Location : Idaho Panhandle

Back to top Go down

Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN! Empty Re: Severe weather headed toward WNC... AGAIN!

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum