Square Foot Gardening Forum

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.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Anyone out there tried crosne tubers?
by sanderson Today at 4:32 am

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Today at 4:16 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson Today at 4:09 am

» California's Drought
by sanderson Today at 4:08 am

» N&C Midwest: December 2016
by GardenGal Today at 2:14 am

» New England, December 2016
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:19 pm

» Mid-South: December 2016
by yolos Yesterday at 5:57 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 5:21 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing December 2016
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 5:12 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2016
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 4:41 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 12:13 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:44 am

» Garlic: Freeze, thaw, and heave
by camprn Yesterday at 7:05 am

» Garbanzo (Chickpeas, Cicer arietinum) and Kidney Beans
by BeetlesPerSqFt 12/7/2016, 11:28 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals 12/7/2016, 10:43 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising 12/7/2016, 9:43 pm

» CHALLENGE - Smallest possible footprint
by Kelejan 12/7/2016, 5:19 pm

» GF Collard Greens, Kale Recipes
by BeetlesPerSqFt 12/7/2016, 12:49 pm

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson 12/7/2016, 11:48 am

» Bon fires on the Levee
by Cajun Cappy 12/6/2016, 12:17 pm

» Mid-Atl - Dec 2016 - Seed Catalog ?
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:24 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:21 pm

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:15 pm

» Amaranth
by countrynaturals 12/5/2016, 12:06 pm

» Live and learn
by jimmy cee 12/5/2016, 9:08 am

» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by countrynaturals 12/4/2016, 2:04 pm

» Mychorrhizae Fungi
by audrey.jeanne.roberts 12/4/2016, 1:28 pm

» December 2016 Avatar: Show your Winter Season Colors!
by Scorpio Rising 12/3/2016, 11:17 pm

» SFG not giving the results I expected
by No_Such_Reality 12/3/2016, 7:21 pm

» New Member
by trolleydriver 12/3/2016, 4:14 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Sad plants

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Sad plants

Post  Lindacol on 4/9/2011, 5:11 pm

Last night we had a cold (for So CA) storm go thru. Some wind, a couple of thunder storms but not much rain and the temps were supposed to get down to 40. So I thought no problem, its above freezing and the plants have been in the ground for a few days to well over a month.

My tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, strawberries, cantalope and of course onions and lettuce are fine. But the potatoes in trash cans that are growing great have their tops wilted and the 4 squash plants in the bed right beside the strawberries have their top leaves wilted.

Do I assume they froze? And will they resume growing? I was more concerned about the tomatoes and strawberries but they look fine.

Lindacol

Posts : 777
Join date : 2011-01-23
Location : Bloomington, CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sad plants

Post  middlemamma on 4/9/2011, 6:15 pm

If it didn't get the tomatoes it wasn't frost/too cold....IMO.

Tomatoes just have NO tolerance for frost/freeze/cold of any kind. Potatoes are way hardier...

I don't know what it is...but it wasn't cold...maybe they were windblown?

Sometimes I notice a little wilting after we get a lot of wind....But that is a totally unsubstantial idea...I have ZERO to back that up....

Jennie

middlemamma
 
 

Female Posts : 2260
Join date : 2010-04-25
Age : 39
Location : Post Falls Idaho and LOVING it

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sad plants

Post  Lindacol on 4/9/2011, 8:02 pm

Here are some pictures:

!st picture is the potatoes from 4/3





These next 2 are the potatoes this afternoon. They were healthy with lots more growth yesterday.





The squash bed on 4/3 - spaghetti squash in front by the strawberries & Tromboncino in back:


The spaghetti squash today:



Tromboncino today:


Lindacol

Posts : 777
Join date : 2011-01-23
Location : Bloomington, CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sad plants

Post  camprn on 4/9/2011, 9:43 pm

Yeah, I am seeing frost damage in these photos. HOWEVER, it looks to me that your plants are likely to survive, give them a drink, watch the weather forecast, if it looks like its going to get below 40 again, cover them up. I think they will bounce back.


Last edited by camprn on 4/9/2011, 9:43 pm; edited 1 time in total

camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13984
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: Sad plants

Post  dizzygardener on 4/9/2011, 9:43 pm

Potatoes and Squash do not like cool temperatures. It doesn't have to get to freezing for them to show signs of damage. Your potatoes should recover just fine. Your squash may also recover. It looks like it still has some healthy leaves on it. Just keep an eye on it, and be sure to cover your plants when cold weather is forecast.

dizzygardener

Female Posts : 668
Join date : 2011-01-26
Location : WNC 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sad plants

Post  middlemamma on 4/10/2011, 12:03 am

yeah, that definitely looks like cold damage....it really amazes me your tomatoes were not affected.

And I 2nd what camp and the other poster said...they look like they may survive. When I lost plants to frost once they were BLACK....there was no saving the poor things.

I hope you save them!

Jennie

middlemamma
 
 

Female Posts : 2260
Join date : 2010-04-25
Age : 39
Location : Post Falls Idaho and LOVING it

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sad plants

Post  elliephant on 4/10/2011, 11:10 am

I bet the squash will survive (no experience with potatoes). I planted 2 of each squash seed. When it came time to snip one and keep one I couldn't bring myself to do it. I lifted the "extra" of each kind out and plopped it in a bucket of MM and gave it a drink. In the middle of a 90+ day. Most of the leaves looked a lot worse than that after a few days, totally black on the edges, but they survived and are producing squash only a couple weeks behind the ones that stayed put! Squash are survivors.

elliephant

Female Posts : 842
Join date : 2010-04-09
Age : 41
Location : southern tip of Texas zone 9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sad plants

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 4/10/2011, 12:09 pm

Could it be that there never was frost. But, instead a very quick, and substantial, temperature drop? Wouldn't that shock the plants, too?

BackyardBirdGardner

Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 42
Location : St. Louis, MO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sad plants

Post  Sponsored content Today at 4:42 am


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