Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

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.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» New England August 2017
by hammock gal Today at 8:03 am

» What to do with fallen unripe tomatoes?
by RoOsTeR Today at 7:46 am

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by hammock gal Today at 7:44 am

» Total lunar / solar eclipse
by sanderson Today at 3:34 am

» Cutting back on my SFG about 75%
by Kelejan Today at 12:35 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Kelejan Today at 12:32 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in August 2017? 2017
by Kelejan Today at 12:23 am

» Anyone growing fall peas in zone 7 TN
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 9:40 pm

» N & C Midwest: August is here!!! 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:17 pm

» 2017 corn pictures
by Fiz Yesterday at 7:41 pm

» Composting Particle Board?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 4:18 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by hammock gal Yesterday at 4:13 pm

» Hello gardener's
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:58 pm

» The Best Steps for Storing Tomatillos
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 11:36 am

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:10 am

» What I've learned this year
by countrynaturals 8/20/2017, 9:17 pm

» Plumeria ?
by sanderson 8/20/2017, 6:07 pm

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by llama momma 8/20/2017, 1:58 pm

» Baba Ghanoush
by sanderson 8/20/2017, 12:04 pm

» Beets; Don't be intimidated!
by BeetlesPerSqFt 8/20/2017, 11:05 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson 8/20/2017, 10:30 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 8/20/2017, 10:09 am

» Caterpillars -Armyworm?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 8/19/2017, 8:58 pm

» Oregon City Newbie
by trolleydriver 8/19/2017, 1:04 pm

» Newbie Oldbie
by sanderson 8/19/2017, 12:53 pm

» who has chickens
by llama momma 8/18/2017, 1:40 pm

» Tips for compost tumbler
by trolleydriver 8/18/2017, 12:10 pm

» Franken-mato!!!
by hammock gal 8/18/2017, 7:48 am

» Mid-Atl - Aug 2017 - Planning/Planting Fall/Winter Garden
by BeetlesPerSqFt 8/17/2017, 11:05 pm

» Amaranth
by Scorpio Rising 8/17/2017, 9:53 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

frozen potatoes

View previous topic View next topic Go down

frozen potatoes

Post  GWN on 5/10/2012, 9:18 pm

What a Face EEK
Had bad frost last night and even though I thought I had planted my potatoes late compared to suggestions, they were all up and now look very very dead
Should I just replant now? OR is there any hope of saving them?
SURE glad my tomatoes, peppers and basil are still in the greenhouse.
2 MORE nights.

avatar
GWN

Posts : 2804
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 61
Location : british columbia zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: frozen potatoes

Post  walshevak on 5/10/2012, 9:31 pm

Last year mine got hit by a frost and all the growth died back. But I left them alone and new growth came in. Give them a week before writing them off.

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 : 4354
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: frozen potatoes

Post  Goosegirl on 5/10/2012, 9:48 pm

@GWN wrote: What a Face EEK
Had bad frost last night and even though I thought I had planted my potatoes late compared to suggestions, they were all up and now look very very dead
Should I just replant now? OR is there any hope of saving them?
SURE glad my tomatoes, peppers and basil are still in the greenhouse.
2 MORE nights.


Definitely give them more time. Potatoes can take some frost, even hard freezes. The standard planting date around here is Good Friday, which is at least 1 to 1 1/2 months before our last frost date. Quite often we even have snow or a good ice storm after the planting.

GG
avatar
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3412
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 52
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: frozen potatoes

Post  GWN on 5/10/2012, 11:11 pm

Well they have definitely had some freezes, it has frozen about every 4-5 days in the past month.

Something about the frost last night.

We will see
avatar
GWN

Posts : 2804
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 61
Location : british columbia zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: frozen potatoes

Post  curio on 5/11/2012, 8:12 am

A few years ago I downloaded a program called "weatherbug". It will give me an alert any time potentially damaging weather is predicted. This time I knew about the possibility of frost day before yesterday at about noon, so was able to get everything covered before sundown.
This little program has been a life-saver in regards to being prepared for bad weather. If there is no bad weather on the map, you can still bring it up to see the forecast and current conditions.
avatar
curio

Posts : 388
Join date : 2012-02-22
Location : Maritime Pacific Northwest zone 8A/B with ugly heat scale

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: frozen potatoes

Post  GWN on 5/11/2012, 8:59 am

I watch the weather every day and knew it might freeze because it has several time in the past month
Only thing is that this frost was much worse
The forecast was for it to just drop to a few degrees above freezing, but it dropped to several below freezing.

It really froze again last night and now I am afraid that my fruit trees are in jeopardy they had all of their leaves as well as buds. Now the leaves are looking very wimpy. Sad
I think we are getting into record lows for this time and this location.
avatar
GWN

Posts : 2804
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 61
Location : british columbia zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: frozen potatoes

Post  kbb964 on 5/11/2012, 9:17 am

Oh wow , I am so sorry about your taters !
Give them a week or so, they might surprise you !
avatar
kbb964

Female Posts : 317
Join date : 2012-03-28
Age : 54
Location : Rochester Hills, Michigan

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: frozen potatoes

Post  Goosegirl on 5/11/2012, 1:33 pm

Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad

GG
avatar
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3412
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 52
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: frozen potatoes

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


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