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Post  johnp on 2/15/2015, 3:36 pm

I know you people in the north west don't have this problem ( my son called yesterday and has an 8 ft. drift over his SFG) but we have been unusually warm for the past week. All my shallots and garlic are growing like mad and are 4 or 5 inches above the straw. The cold is returning today and snow this evening. I started thinking that this may hurt the plants now they have decided that it must be  spring. Or will they just go back the way they were during the winter? As a side note yesterday I finished recharging all my boxes, mixed up a batch of MM and topped the ones that needed it and restrung all my boxes, cleaned up some weeds and am ready to plant. Won't be here last of March or the first of April so am trying to be totally ready when we get back. One other thing happened yesterday that I have never seen before. As I was walking back to the garden area I pass by an elm tree that is kind of bushy. As I approached the tree I heard a noise and realized there were 100's and 100's of bees all over that elm. I walked under the tree and the noise was incredibly loud. None of my other trees are pollinating so that one tree must be the only one around. Never have seen bees on an elm tree  before.

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Post  plantoid on 2/15/2015, 3:47 pm

The plants that have risen through the straw usually just slow down a tad till the weather improves .

Should it be that you get a real rip snorter of a minus 15 oC frost lasting a couple of days you might lose the tops of the some out door plants growing through straw & snow  but they will usually still grow again when the sun shines.

 Snow can be and is an insulator of sorts , for the air pockets around each snowflake is at the same temp as the snow , this can often be plus 2 oC or so as the thaw starts. 

Plants outside tend to wake up from their winter dormancy state in response to UV & infra red light , from the longer exposure to  them as the day light hours & temperatures start increase as we move from winter into spring .

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Post  plantoid on 2/15/2015, 3:51 pm

Bees & your Elm , they could be collecting the residue from around the buds to make propolis for their next /hive . 
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They could be harvesting pollen from flowering moss , lichen or perhaps you actually have a feral nest in the tree & they have come out for the first cleansing flight of the year.

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Post  sanderson on 2/15/2015, 5:01 pm

Okay, some of us without bees or very few bees, are very jealous that you have them!

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Post  johnp on 2/15/2015, 8:04 pm

Oh we have bees. Our bee population according to the bee keepers in the area is down about 60 to 75 percent but we still have a lot. We have 8 commercial apple orchards in the area and lots of alfalfa fields.

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