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Over the Garden Fence / Re: Today's Temperature
« on: January 18, 2018, 12:57:30 pm »
Yesterday morning the temp was 18 degrees.  Coldest it has been in a long time.  I covered my young broccoli and cauliflower, but the weight of the snow and ice may have done them in.  The greenhouse is heated so they're doing great.  The popup isn't heated, so we have two lamps with incandescent 60 watt bulbs and they kept the temp @ 10 to 15 degrees above outside temps.

Today we are having a heat wave.  It's already 40 degrees.

Doc:  How did you do?

My EarthBox / Re: BrittneyT2's first Earthbox Garden - 2016
« on: January 13, 2018, 11:19:42 am »
I was wondering where you were with the sun shining so brightly and a really nice garden.  Then I read this was 2016 and your zone. 

I think we are all having nasty, cold weather.  Have to go out and cover the young cauliflower and broccoli plants.  Lows in the 20's forecast for tonight and later in the week.  Our norms are in the 40 to 60 or higher range.

I hope you have a great 2018 growing season.

Over the Garden Fence / Re: Today's Temperature
« on: January 01, 2018, 05:03:39 pm »

I hope that everyone has a safe, healthy, happy and great harvest in the new year.

Well, I thought 32 would be our coldest temps of the season (Dec 11th with snow), but tonight it's expected to be in the 20s.  23 @ 6 am.  First time ever that we drained the boxes.  Broccoli and kale still look good.  3 layers of row cover on tomatoes in popup greenhouse and a couple of candles going in the warmer.  Sure hope it helps tonight.

Greenhouse has a heater keeping temps @ 55.  Plenty of tomatoes and I have 6 cucumber plants that just came up.  I had some in the popup, but the snow did them in.  I did harvest @ 12.  I couldn't put a blanket over the popup because with the snow  I didn't think the roof poles could support it.  Anyway

Happy gardening and harvesting in 2018.


Over the Garden Fence / Today's Temperature
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:08:50 am »
Zone 9a.  It's warmed up to 32 degrees and we still have a little bit of snow on the ground.  47 in one greenhouse and 35 in the other.  Hope the cukes are OK in the 35 degrees.

Over the Garden Fence / Re: Hurricane Nate
« on: October 09, 2017, 11:00:52 pm »
Ron & I were talking about you today Doc.  Wondering how you did since the hurricane came ashore closer to you than us.  We fared well.  The only thing we had was that an eggplant fell over.  It was in a single pot that I had wrapped with row cover.  I think the row cover did more harm than good.  But we picked it up, watered it and it's great.  Tomatoes didn't miss a beat.  I wrapped the bell peppers too and they did great.


Questions and Answers / Pea Sheller
« on: September 22, 2017, 09:41:47 pm »
I'm looking for a pea sheller.  One of the older kinds that you just push the bean through and it cuts through the pod.  Any help is greatly appreciated.  Aline

Questions and Answers / Re: Tomato Fail
« on: August 16, 2017, 11:13:46 pm »
I have leaf miners in tomatoes and peas.  Waiting for a non rainy day to spray.

Announcements / Re: Welcome Back!
« on: August 14, 2017, 07:52:27 pm »
Thank you very much for the return of the forum.


Introductions / Re: gardendoc Intro
« on: August 14, 2017, 07:51:10 pm »
Hi gardendoc

Glad to hear that you're still on the forum.  Congrats on the addition of all those earthboxes. 

It's GREAT to have the forum back.


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