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Post  littlejo on 5/26/2012, 12:34 am

My garden is going great, 2nd yr.



I am under the 2nd tropical storm warning of the yr. and hurricaine season doesn't start til June 1.

How strong a wind can a garden handle? 30mph? 40mph? Any thing I should do for my SFG?

We are expecting maybe 45mph? At least the drought we had last yr is over, don't have to water much.

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Post  RoOsTeR on 5/26/2012, 9:42 am

We don't have tropical storms here in Colorado Very Happy but we do see really bad winds...frequently! Today we are expecting winds of 50+ mph with sustained winds at 20-30 mph. That's not unusual around here on the front range. When my plants have had time to establish, they seem to do fine. Usually! They do take a beating, but survive. I'm guessing it depends on what kind of conditions your plants have been acclimated to.

Take care during the storm!

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Post  camprn on 5/26/2012, 9:50 am

I'm trying to get my sweet potato vines in a new bed before it gets to a high of 88F... the worst part...right now at 9:45 the dew point is 64F....Blargh! Sad I'm not cryin', that's sweat)

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Post  RoOsTeR on 5/26/2012, 10:11 am

I'm trying to get my sweet potato vines in a new bed before it gets to a high of 88F... the worst part...right now at 9:45 the dew point is 64F....Blargh!

Way to early for temps like that. Plus you've got that high humidity there...makes me pant just thinking about it.

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Post  llama momma on 5/26/2012, 10:59 am

Stinkin no good Weather Guessors revised the forecast back up into the 90's for the next 72 hours.
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Post  llama momma on 5/26/2012, 10:59 am

...and must not forget the current 51% humidity.............
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Post  herblover on 5/26/2012, 4:32 pm

@llama momma wrote:...and must not forget the current 51% humidity.............

I am not too far north of you; this is way too hot for May! If I had known my last frost would be April 12 I really could have gotten a head start!
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Post  llama momma on 5/26/2012, 4:56 pm

Yes Herblover I hear you. Here I wanted to be safe from cold temperatures and only plant things once. It is currently 93 with a 97 index. Disgusting. The concern from heat and sun-fried young plants haunts me. The increasing cloud cover seems good this afternoon so I ended up covering just one 6 inch baby tom and a 3 inch ground cherry todaysince everything else seems to be tolerating it. But we have a few more days of this heat......think I'll cover everything tomorrow. I don't have years and years of experience. Sometimes I stare at the garden wondering what does it want.
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