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Post  jimmy cee on 3/15/2014, 4:14 pm

My beds are still so frozen a thermometer probe will only go 2 inches deep
Still frozen below that
My cold frame is thawed , however it reads 43 degrees F to 4 inches down..
Kinda cold for planting dontcha think ?

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Post  Vash_the_Stampede on 3/15/2014, 4:19 pm

Hello Jimmy,

Could you plant a cool weather crop to tide you over until it warms up? Radish maybe?
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Post  camprn on 3/15/2014, 6:09 pm

The good news is raised beds will warm up quicker then regular ground row gardens. Also, everyone's in the same frozen boat.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 3/15/2014, 7:28 pm

Yup, move over! I need a seat in the frozen boat.  And it ticks me off to no end! My seedlings are jumping out of their cell packs trying to get outside. Evil or Very Mad 

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Post  quiltbea on 3/15/2014, 7:33 pm

jimmy....I can't even see my ground yet.  Its still under frozen ice and snow.  That's why I'm starting all my seeds a month later than I usually start them.  I'm hoping that by mid-April the soil hits the 60s so some things can be direct seeded out there.  It all depends on dear Mother Nature.
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Post  camprn on 3/15/2014, 8:21 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:Yup, move over! I need a seat in the frozen boat.  And it ticks me off to no end! My seedlings are jumping out of their cell packs trying to get outside. Evil or Very Mad 

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I tried to tell you... silly me  we are behind in the weather here in NH by at the very least two weeks.

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Post  jimmy cee on 3/15/2014, 10:13 pm

Your correct on the warming of the beds.
My cold frame is reading the same temps as my beds, with all ice at 2 inches, however there is no frozen material in the cold frame..
Vash, I would not plant anything in 40 degree temps ( MM )
I think I will wait till it reaches 60 F then plant my growing plants.
Must make room for tomatoes, peppers, egg plants and moms flowers...
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Post  Goosegirl on 3/16/2014, 8:40 am

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@CapeCoddess wrote:Yup, move over! I need a seat in the frozen boat.  And it ticks me off to no end! My seedlings are jumping out of their cell packs trying to get outside. Evil or Very Mad 

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I tried to tell you... silly me  we are behind in the weather here in NH by at the very least two weeks.

9 degrees here this morning, tomorrow forecast for high of 64, then overnight tomorrow night rain, sleet, then possible heavy snow....

Waiting for spring...  

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Post  recoush on 3/16/2014, 8:49 am

Yesterday, tried to remove the cans over my Sugar Maple Saplings Froze in place   
 
Also surveyed my shed the only reason the roof did not collapse completely was the upright bike rack was holding it in place.   
 
Setup a Temperature data logger in the back yard will leave their till April 1st to see how far behind we are with last year’s temps started it March 5th doing half hour readings 
 
Really hope that the temps keep rising and the snow keeps melting. 
Keep those warm thoughts coming it may be working
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