RE: watering looking leaves after frost, and frost in zone 7 already?
- Subject: RE: watering looking leaves after frost, and frost in zone 7 already?
- From: "Mary Chastain" <MC_hosta@Bellsouth.net>
- Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 13:31:51 -0400
- Importance: Normal
Sorry about your figs. Ours get frozen almost every year. The are just
getting ready to ripen. Tonight will freeze them. Now if I were near the city
instead up here on the north side of the lake they would probably be just fine.
The growing season in Chattanooga is almost a month longer than mine. Compared
to us they have two weeks in the spring and another in the fall when frost
doesn't bother them. I am only 18 miles from the heart of town. We are in
what is marked a cold pocket on the forestry maps. I have discovered it is also
known as a dry pocket. If I had this life to live over, I would study maps like
that before buying land and building a garden.
Our normal frost free season here in Bridgeville
DE., zone 7, is from April 20th until October 20th. This year we were hit with
record lows down to 26f two nights in a row about a week ago. I hate when
that happens. I have two fig trees and they are loaded with figs and only a
few have ripened......once frost kills the fig leaves.....it brings fig
harvest to an end in a few days. I think I'll move to a little warmer climate.
I wonder how figs do in the Atlanta area?
----- Original Message -----
Hi Dan and everyone,
Two things....is it typical for a warm zone 7 area to have hard frosts
before those of us in a cold zone 4? The coldest we've had in my yard so
far is about 30 deg. In fact,