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Re: April 3rd 2016 freeze..24 deg F.

Post  ralitaco on 4/7/2016, 8:44 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:haha! I love that, ralitaco!  Too windy here unless they come in hard plastic.

Maybe this one is more your style...



I would get drenched trying to figure out how to open and close it

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 4/7/2016, 9:22 pm

Love it! Personal weather habitat! Until the wind we have been experiencing....

Mine are covered tonight again...with towels. Next year or this Fall, I would like to have some better protection planned than my clean rag towels! Maybe some of that Agribon?

Gonna be in the mid to low 20s....I have lost some spinach; the peas, kale, radish sprouts, and believe it or not the Black Seeded Simpson lettuce is still alive...nothing is growing, just trying to stay alive.

Snowed a few minutes ago.... lots o

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Post  CitizenKate on 4/8/2016, 10:24 am

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Post  CapeCoddess on 4/8/2016, 11:45 am

@ralitaco wrote:
@CapeCoddess wrote:haha! I love that, ralitaco!  Too windy here unless they come in hard plastic.

Maybe this one is more your style...



I would get drenched trying to figure out how to open and close it

Geeze, lookit that thing! BUT, it's making me think inside the box. Make this square and when not in use we can put it over the SFG!
What a Face
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Post  sanderson on 4/8/2016, 3:33 pm

Only a SFG! rofl

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Post  RJARPCGP on 4/8/2016, 5:40 pm

Flurries with wind today! Was 49 F then only 43 F when I came back to the house after some flurries...

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 4/8/2016, 9:23 pm

Patent idea.....pop up SFG BRELLA! Must have weights....hmmmm.

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Post  CitizenKate on 4/8/2016, 9:49 pm

@Scorpio Rising wrote:Patent idea.....pop up SFG BRELLA!  Must have weights....hmmmm.
Yeah, hmmm... thinking

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Re: April 3rd 2016 freeze..24 deg F.

Post  jimmy cee on 4/20/2016, 8:21 am

UPDATE
This kohlrabi bed made it through 18 degree temp's 2 nights in a row. After trimming off the burned leaves they are all now coming back with a vengeance. I think maybe a quick  freezing snap may be good for cool crops.



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Post  jimmy cee on 4/27/2016, 9:41 am

This bed of kohlrabi made it, I removed a few plants because I didn't think they would mature before tomato's had to go in, maybe these won't either. Although these plants are doing great. I never even added any compost yet...Could it possibly be my compost is good for 2 seasons
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Post  ralitaco on 4/27/2016, 9:54 pm

If anyone's is, it would definitely be yours!

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Post  jimmy cee on 4/28/2016, 7:10 am

@ralitaco wrote:If anyone's is, it would definitely be yours!
 
Maybe that rye grain I had there all winter helped...


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Post  jimmy cee on 5/11/2016, 9:22 am

@jimmy cee wrote:


 
That was then, this is now, same plants kohlrabi survived 2 mornings of 18 degree F with no protection.


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Post  countrynaturals on 5/11/2016, 9:42 am

WOW! Those are some tough puppies!  happy turtle Will the chill actually enhance the flavor or not make any difference?

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Post  jimmy cee on 5/11/2016, 11:33 am

@countrynaturals wrote:WOW! Those are some tough puppies! happy turtle Will the chill actually enhance the flavor or not make any difference?

It certainly did my other plants, lettuce, arugula, kale, etc.
I may never know about these for they are in where my peppers will be.
Shame that they all may wind up in the compost pile...I'll do more in August for fall.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 5/11/2016, 12:11 pm

Shocked
You're going to compost them? You can eat those greens, Jimmy. Cook them up like collards or spinach or put them in smoothies or salads.
They are gorgeous!
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Post  jimmy cee on 5/11/2016, 8:54 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:Shocked
You're going to compost them? You can eat those greens, Jimmy.  Cook them up like collards or spinach or put them in smoothies or salads.
They are gorgeous!
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Thanks CC, I never gave that any consideration, however I will now

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Post  sanderson on 5/12/2016, 12:01 am

@CapeCoddess wrote:Shocked
You're going to compost them? You can eat those greens, Jimmy.  Cook them up like collards or spinach or put them in smoothies or salads.
They are gorgeous!
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Post  yolos on 5/12/2016, 8:30 am

Oh but he will be depriving his compost of all that luscious nitrogen.  What a quandary.  Eat it or feed it to the compost.  Tsk Tsk.

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Post  Windmere on 5/12/2016, 10:48 am

Jimmy, nooo!  If your kale survived those low temps, it might have turned sweet due to sugar production stimulated to prevent freezing of leaves.  Russian Kale is particularly good that way.  My wife sautees it in a coconut/olive oil mixture and chopped garlic, salt and pepper to taste, and it is awesome!

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Post  jimmy cee on 5/23/2016, 9:05 am

Those supersmeltz kohlrabis survived that deep freeze.
2 nights of 18 degrees and not covered. I'll have beds full of them come fall.

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