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
» California's Drought
by trolleydriver Today at 8:52 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by trolleydriver Today at 8:30 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JULY 2017?
by trolleydriver Today at 8:29 am

» What do you know about making sauerkraut?
by sanderson Today at 1:16 am

» N & C Midwest; July 2017 !
by sanderson Today at 1:10 am

» Square footage
by RoOsTeR Today at 12:24 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Robbomb116 Yesterday at 11:54 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by hammock gal Yesterday at 8:15 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 Yesterday at 8:07 pm

» Just Completed my Garden.....What Should I Plant NOW!
by stealthmayhem Yesterday at 8:05 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by sanderson Yesterday at 8:01 pm

» Your favorite watermelon and pumpkin
by sanderson Yesterday at 7:59 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by sanderson Yesterday at 7:50 pm

» What Are These Little Guys?
by Fiz Yesterday at 7:42 pm

» who has chickens
by llama momma Yesterday at 6:50 pm

» Tornado Cake
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:26 pm

» Green Caterpillars
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 5:07 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos Yesterday at 5:01 pm

» New England July 2017
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 4:27 pm

» What I've learned this year
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 2:39 pm

» Some of our Gluten-free Cajun Recipes
by Cajun Cappy Yesterday at 2:05 pm

» Healthy Meals
by hammock gal Yesterday at 1:12 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 9:47 am

» Can I use a fabric pot for SFG?
by Fiz 7/20/2017, 11:48 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 7/20/2017, 10:25 pm

» PVC Watering Grid.
by CitizenKate 7/20/2017, 9:02 pm

» Caterpillars -Armyworm?
by CapeCoddess 7/20/2017, 4:17 pm

» Chive Omelet
by SQWIB 7/20/2017, 8:23 am

» Spots on rosemary/marigolds
by AlwaysHotinFL 7/19/2017, 5:27 pm

» applying square foot gardening to container gardening! help!
by CapeCoddess 7/19/2017, 4:50 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Wednesday's Derecho

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Wednesday's Derecho

Post  llama momma on 6/11/2013, 7:21 pm

Here we go again central Ohio and Indiana, another derecho, a nasty straight line windstorm on the way. Great-- I have lots of young transplants that aren't going to appreciate this at all. Anyone making preparations to protect plants from the Wed. afternoon mess that's expected? Can't forget the power outages and damage from last year's lousy derecho, never heard of this type of storm before.

avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4822
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Wednesday's Derecho

Post  Triciasgarden on 6/11/2013, 8:16 pm

Good luck with all of your hard work ahead of you and I hope your plants don't suffer from the storms!
avatar
Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1628
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 62
Location : Northern Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Wednesday's Derecho

Post  llama momma on 6/12/2013, 8:51 am

Thanks. Timing of it has change, now suppose to arrive tonight.  I won't see what's happening outside..
Last year we had one of these types of storms come through.  The wind here was around 70mph but large areas just east of here was even worse and lost electric for a couple of weeks from so much damage. The weather channel featured a story about derechos.  The wind can be = to an ef1 tornado over a couple hundred miles but with straight line type winds. That's why there is so much damage from these things.  Weird name and a weird kind of storm. It has really large freaky looking shelf type clouds that arrive first.  Keeping my fingers crossed for some good luck tonight maybe tomorrow will be a nice surprise afterall...
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4822
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Wednesday's Derecho

Post  herblover on 6/12/2013, 9:54 am

I am planning on tying up my toms and peppers to give them more stability.  Hopefully won't be as bad as last year's storm; although I was fortunate and did not lose power many coworkers did.
avatar
herblover

Female Posts : 573
Join date : 2010-03-27
Age : 54
Location : Central OH

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Wednesday's Derecho

Post  donnainzone5 on 6/12/2013, 11:00 am

I'd love to see some pictures of those "freaky shelf-like clouds," Gina.
avatar
donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 2127
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 70
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

View user profile http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

Re: Wednesday's Derecho

Post  sanderson on 6/12/2013, 12:53 pm

I Googled derecho 2012 and looked at the photos.  I wish all of you in the pathway the best of luck.
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14199
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Wednesday's Derecho

Post  llama momma on 6/12/2013, 12:55 pm

Donna, I'm having trouble pulling derecho pictures off of google for you to see. 
If you want, go to google, then images, and type in derecho. The pictures are very good but it certainly can't beat the OMG factor when that stuff is right in your backyard.
 hiding
Appreciate that.
Thanks sanderson


Last edited by llama momma on 6/12/2013, 12:56 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : reply to sanderson)
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4822
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Wednesday's Derecho

Post  camprn on 6/12/2013, 12:59 pm

Just go to Wikipedia and look it up, interesting page.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Wednesday's Derecho

Post  llama momma on 6/12/2013, 1:25 pm

Herblover,
 
Last year the trellised plants were bigger when the storm hit and were ok. But with this storms timing my transplants are still little and to me look too fragile for anything over 15mph....arrgh. 

Also, I'd love to tarp over the critter cages but with this kind of wind forget it.  Last year with no tarps the wind didn't just blow through the chicken wire, it lifted the critter cages right off.
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4822
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Wednesday's Derecho

Post  Triciasgarden on 6/14/2013, 6:05 pm

Did you and your plants do ok during the Dericho Llama Momma?  I have been thinking about you and others for days and worrying about you all!
avatar
Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1628
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 62
Location : Northern Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Wednesday's Derecho

Post  llama momma on 6/14/2013, 6:26 pm

Yes all is good and thank you Tricia, I appreciate your kind thoughts. 
News station reported over 14 thousand lightening strikes, trees knocked over,  a few miles from here a Home Depot had part of its roof torn off, some homes damaged etc,.  Overall far less damage than last year's derecho.  All my baby tomato plants made it when I was convinced they were goners.   At dawn I grabbed the binoculars to see the damages from inside the house and could tell all the maters were still there, even the tall slender asparagus plants were fine too. Didn't lose a single thing,  Whew.
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4822
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Wednesday's Derecho

Post  donnainzone5 on 6/15/2013, 11:49 am

Llama Momma,

I was also worried, especially after I took your suggestion and Googled photos of last year's Derecho.  If I saw clouds like that around here, my cats and I would be scrambling for the crawl space beneath the house!
avatar
donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 2127
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 70
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

View user profile http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

Re: Wednesday's Derecho

Post  llama momma on 6/15/2013, 3:18 pm

I agree donnainzone10,  I had the cat carrier nearby in case we all had to head for the basement.
 
Herblover, you are north of me where it hit harder, everything ok??  That Delaware county tornado must have been a little too close to your place I think.  They confirmed 9 tornadoes in Ohio from that storm.
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4822
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Wednesday's Derecho

Post  herblover on 6/17/2013, 12:59 pm

I am fine, no damage. However, the farmers I have my chicken/turkey/egg CSA with up in Marion county got hit hard. The Delaware county tornado was in the northern part of the county and I am in the south near the Franklin county line.
avatar
herblover

Female Posts : 573
Join date : 2010-03-27
Age : 54
Location : Central OH

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Wednesday's Derecho

Post  llama momma on 6/17/2013, 6:31 pm

Great News it was north of you. Unfortunate for the folks up in the northwest part of the state. Hope the rest of the season behaves itself.
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4822
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Wednesday's Derecho

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