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Post  walshevak on 3/28/2011, 6:37 am

AGGGG. This cold rainy snap is depressing. I had all my tomato, eggplant and cuke seedlings outdoors during the day for almost 2 weeks, but something told me (and most on the forum were predicting) that there was one more cold snap coming. Now because I only have a small light unit I'm rotating my plants under the lights in 6-8 hr shifts. But i'm luckier than some, only rain and lowest temp has been 34 so the cool weather crops are doing ok even without covers. Just hope the rotation keeps them from getting toooooo leggy.


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Post  Lavender Debs on 3/28/2011, 7:35 am

What I do is a bit of work (happy work, but it still takes time). Any day that is above about 48 degrees F, I put my tomatoes out on the deck for sun. Even in the cloudy PNW it is full spectrum. I bring them back in as soon as the temp drops back down to about 45 to 50.

My son bought a closet size green house for me (It is really just shelves with a thick vinyl cover and zips shut like a tent) It does stay slightly warmer in there. In fact I have to watch that it does not get too hot on rare sunny days. BUT so far my little baby tomatoes look nice. I've only just started peppers, they don't do well in the PNW either but I keep trying. I suspect that once they sprout they will need even warmer temps before they go outside than what the tomatoes will tolerate.

Deborah....all the best to you as you scramble in spring for yield this summer!
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Post  walshevak on 3/28/2011, 7:41 am

Well, the weatherman was a little off last night. The roof on the house behind me is white now that the dawn has broken. The pansies on the deck have a white rhime on them. BUT the plants in the beds only have white on some of the upper leaves. Is it possible that even the thin nylon netting over the beds helped deflect some of the frost or am I just trying to put a BEST CASE spin on things? Still think because they are cool weather crops they will be ok, just slowed down a bit.

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