Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

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.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by Greenbeard Today at 1:02 am

» Natural Dying ~ The Thyme to Dye is Coming!
by mschaef Today at 12:54 am

» Lower South May 2017
by mschaef Today at 12:43 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Turan Today at 12:42 am

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan Yesterday at 10:26 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in May 2017
by Fiz Yesterday at 10:10 pm

» Using Eggshells for your garden
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 10:09 pm

» N&C Midwest: May is here! 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:18 pm

» Amaranth
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 3:09 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 3:06 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 2:44 pm

» New England May 2017
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 12:55 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:46 am

» Tips for compost tumbler
by plantoid Yesterday at 4:22 am

» Maritime SGFG 2017
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:29 am

» Strawberry protection
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:27 am

» Planting for the trellis
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:57 am

» Spring BBQ day
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:55 am

» Dandelions - I cut this out of a magazine when I was a teen-
by Scorpio Rising 5/23/2017, 8:02 pm

» Watering System -- Finally!
by countrynaturals 5/23/2017, 3:49 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals 5/23/2017, 3:43 pm

» Slugs and stuff
by CapeCoddess 5/23/2017, 9:56 am

» surprising results from soil test
by sanderson 5/23/2017, 3:29 am

» New in Tennessee
by sanderson 5/23/2017, 3:23 am

» Netting as Barrier
by sanderson 5/23/2017, 3:20 am

» Bumble bees In Trouble
by sanderson 5/23/2017, 3:08 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Cajun Cappy 5/22/2017, 10:27 pm

» What region am I in now?
by CapeCoddess 5/22/2017, 3:54 pm

» Get Moving!
by trolleydriver 5/22/2017, 12:14 pm

» Friday Rookie Topic: Edible Flowers
by BeetlesPerSqFt 5/22/2017, 11:39 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

The Weather

View previous topic View next topic Go down

The Weather

Post  buttaflie143 on 5/4/2011, 8:26 am

Its 53 degrees, cold, wet, and rainy and my zucchini and cucumbers already look like this...





What should I be concerned about at this temperature and the condition of my plants?
avatar
buttaflie143

Posts : 356
Join date : 2011-04-07
Location : Raleigh, NC - EST

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Weather

Post  camprn on 5/4/2011, 9:09 am

I would suggest don't worry about what you cannot change. The weather you report is not bad at all, the rain will be good for them. Very Happy Your wee plants will bounce back when fair weather returns. Very Happy
avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14139
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: The Weather

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 5/4/2011, 9:13 am

@camprn wrote:I would suggest don't worry about what you cannot change. The weather you report is not bad at all, the rain will be good for them. Very Happy Your wee plants will bounce back when fair weather returns. Very Happy

+1!

Be careful Buttaflie. Excitement and learning new things can quickly turn in to micromanagemet. It's a good problem to have.....the excitement. We all struggle to squelch the micromanaging, though. Very Happy
avatar
BackyardBirdGardner

Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 43
Location : St. Louis, MO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Weather

Post  Bec on 5/4/2011, 9:49 am

I'm just glad my garden (such as it is so far) survived the storm last evening. Hail did nick off a couple of leaves (1 of 2 leaves remaining on a couple of plants) but other than that everything seems okay. That's good considering the storm. We had such violent winds that many trees came down or snapped throughout our small town, plus we had very strong rain and hail. Temperature was 40 this morning and is supposed to be 36 tomorrow morning. I hate to see what the hurricane season will be like considering the storms that have been happening lately.

I must say though that I didn't even think about my garden during the storm. My thoughts were about our daughter and 3 grandchildren who had gone to play in the park. They did make it home safely, detouring around downed trees and limbs.

Buttaflie, I think your garden will be fine since it didn't get down in the 30's. The plants may grow a little slower for now but when it warms up their growth will pick up speed.

Bec

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 247
Join date : 2010-03-23
Location : Western NC - Zone 6a (mountains)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

No frost, but pretty chilly

Post  walshevak on 5/5/2011, 6:05 am

It got down to 43* last night. This may slow my tomatos and peppers downs some. I just put them out last weekend. Cukes too. But my 2 remaining eggplants still only had 4 leaves so I decided to keep them in the house a bit longer. Glad I did.


Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4341
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Weather

Post  Bec on 5/5/2011, 6:54 am

It's somewhere around 30 now. Shocked I didn't cover my plants last night. Mad Hoping they survive.....

Bec

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 247
Join date : 2010-03-23
Location : Western NC - Zone 6a (mountains)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Weather

Post  Bec on 5/5/2011, 9:26 am

After checking my garden, it looks like I'll be doing some re-planting after Mother's Day. That's when we're supposed to plant around here anyway. I should have listened - especially since I didn't have any protective domes built yet. Bummer. At least I didn't transplant any of my pepper or tomato plants yet. Lost cucumbers, probably summer squash, and I don't know about the winter squash yet. It "might" have survived.

Bec

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 247
Join date : 2010-03-23
Location : Western NC - Zone 6a (mountains)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Got to 36 degrees here last night

Post  sharonrn on 5/5/2011, 7:28 pm

I covered melons, sprouted okra, peppers and summer squash. Everything looks great today. Sprouted carrots and beets did fine. We get extremes here in the Mountains of Western NC.

sharonrn

Female Posts : 14
Join date : 2011-02-10
Age : 69
Location : Western NC zone 7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Weather

Post  dizzygardener on 5/7/2011, 2:31 pm

It got down to 27 one day out here. Everything on my end made it.

I covered my potatoes, but not very well. They are mostly fine with just a few frost damaged leaves here and there.

avatar
dizzygardener

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

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Weather

Post  Sponsored content


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