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Re: weather rant now: flooding

Hi Donna,
I know what you mean, so far I've lucked out by beliveing in the middle of
May.  I do use "walls of water on my tomatos and peppers just as a matter of
course.  They just seem to like that heat lasting a little longer.  I have
covered some plants in the spring, but not often.  Perhaps here in the gumbo
dirt river valley we are sheltered some.  Just don't know, but it works for
me.  Rich in Z-5
----- Original Message -----
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2003 6:12 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] weather rant now: flooding

> I have to agree with Ceres... Somewhere between May 15 to the 25 we will
> have a bad frost here. Happens every year:(  Always dieing to plant
> before that, as we usually have some nice weather for a few weeks. I
> have learned to wait with all in ground plants. Planters (moveable ones)
> get planted much earlier and take refuge in the garage for the frost.
> Of course everyone around here buys all their plants in the beginning of
> April. Duh! This causes everyone to do it, or by the time it is planting
> season begins, the nurseries are bare.... drives me nuts! One year we
> didn't have any tomato plants, cause I rebelled and would not buy them
> till May 1... couldn't find any, sold out. So now I play the game,
> outside in those darn little trays if it is nice out, back inside for
> the crappy days.... I store them all in my little red wagon and wheel
> barrels.... easy to move in and out...
> Donna
> > > Looks like the last frost date
> > >this year will be 15 May for sure.
> >
> > Rich, how can you be assured of this?  The projected ALFD is 15 May
> but
> > several of the past few years we have had frosts after that.  I
> thought we
> > had one on the 17th last year but I checked my planner and if we did,
> I
> > didn't  record it  I receive frost in my garden when only 3/4 mile
> away
> > has
> > none due to the lay of the land.
> >     Ceres
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