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Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 16 8:52 pm    Post subject: Snow  Reply with quote    

Here's hoping everything survives after this inch of snow melts and the temp drops further below freezing tonight....

Anyone else dealing with waiting for stuff to really jump and finding issues such as snow?

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 35913
Location: yes
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 16 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i am waiting to plant salads n stuff as i recon hail isnt good for them

Ty Gwyn



Joined: 22 Sep 2010
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Location: Lampeter
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 16 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I wouldn't worry if I was you,

Give it a month and they will be saying its the warmest year on record ,again.

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 16 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ty Gwyn wrote:
I wouldn't worry if I was you,

Give it a month and they will be saying its the warmest year on record ,again.


Well our safe planting out date has shifted fairly dramatically. It's amazing how quick you get used to going early.

Used to be that you daren't put out frost sensitive things until June 1st!

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 16 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

it has been the warmest winter i can remember here ,only a couple of days below freezing and my garlic looks 2 months ahead but for the last week we have had several hail showers that would mangle lettuce seedlings so tis wait a bit or make them umbrellas

sean
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 16 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you gave cocktail umbrellas a couple of coats of varnish...

crofter



Joined: 11 Feb 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 16 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Newborn lambs are not liking it much either.

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 5475
Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 16 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Here's a picture from a few weeks ago of the umbrella I hodge-podged over a few of my raised beds.


Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 11135

PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 16 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Good idea Slim.

We had snow showers on and off yesterday too. We had a very mild winter, but we are also having a cool spring, so it hasn't actually warmed up very much. I am still sometimes having to wear my winter trousers, which I try to avoid as far as possible as they can be far too warm for me if it gets warm in the sun.

I have some leek and cabbage seedlings that I am putting out during the day, but they had to come in yesterday as I thought snow a bit much for them. Haven't even started my peas and beans, as they need to go out when they are ready, and if the weather doesn't warm up they could get very leggy.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14974
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 16 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm fed up of snow. I keep having to dodge flurries when I'm trying to get the garden sorted out. It's practically May for goodness' sake! At least it won't matter quite so much that I was a month behind anyway.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 16 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We were out late last night and the gritters were out on the roads. It was only about 3 deg C when we got in, so may well have got down to 0 later. Snow flurries again yesterday.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14974
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 16 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There was a hard frost here, yesterday morning. Still around when we went to school at nine. It was only about three degrees this morning when we went out. Sunny though so hopefully it will be warm enough go out later.

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 6676
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 16 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

just realized the forum/thread combination....grow your own snow ..

plenty of the stuff up here...ours has temporarily gone, but Arctic air means temperatures between -5 and -8 last night and colder tonight.
snow gates are still shut in a few of the highland routes, and I wouldn't head towards Eskdalemuir in the south....

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 5475
Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 16 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's -3 C here right now, which should be the low point for the week. I think we're pulling into a slow warming trend, back to spring!

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14974
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 16 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm hoping so too. Temperatures are looking set to rise next week, although the nights are still looking cold.

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