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Old 05-07-2020, 07:37 AM
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This super late frost here is making gardening this Spring tough! Normally late April we are good to go here but this year not so much. Anyone else having a rough start?
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This super late frost here is making gardening this Spring tough! Normally late April we are good to go here but this year not so much. Anyone else having a rough start?
Here in Ontario I'm worried about the blossom on the trees and the temperature forecast for the next three nights...

We normally don't put plants on the ground until Victoria Day, which is May 18.
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Late frosts last month 'bit' a lot of my tomatoes but most of them recovered. Local weatherman here in far W. Kentucky is predicting 36 degrees or slightly lower here Fri. night. Possibly breaking a record set in 1961. I'm also worried about my mulberries and pawpaws trees which have just set fruit.
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Late frosts last month 'bit' a lot of my tomatoes but most of them recovered. Local weatherman here in far W. Kentucky is predicting 36 degrees or slightly lower here Fri. night. Possibly breaking a record set in 1961. I'm also worried about my mulberries and pawpaws trees which have just set fruit.
Here in southern Ontario, my pawpaws are only budding, no sign of opening buds yet...
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We are still 3 weeks away from our average last frost date. We are going to try setting up row covers over some of the garden and plant this weekend. Once they sprout we will be able to cover them if frost threatens.
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early spring warming, followed my a late frost destroyed most of my fruit crop. Killed a lot of buds and leaves on the trees also. they are now in recovery. spring garden was very slow to sprout. In recovery now and weeds are prolific.
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Have lows of 20’s the next 3 nights. Apricots and peaches fruit will most likely die. Anything that was planted will probably die too. Can’t cover it all.
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Had a late frost here on May 3rd. I was able to cover some recent plantings, but it still doesn't help growth. Frost burned some of my grapes, but most established plants were not badly affected. Earlier frosts had thinned fruit on some trees like the plums and asian pears. They can use the thinning, though, since they tend to try and over-produce every year.
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25 degrees and possible snow coming here tomorrow. Peaches and pears in full bloom. Oh well.
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Two nights of possible frost coming for us -- not good!
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Zone 10-ish here.
Nights hovering 57 degrees.
Summer grow season going near full bore.

What I'd give for one cool night.
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This super late frost here is making gardening this Spring tough! Normally late April we are good to go here but this year not so much. Anyone else having a rough start?
Yes, this sucks! Are you in SW Virginia also?
Plan on getting up tomorrow night after it stops raining and covering everything I can with sheets, blankets, tarps, whatever.
Nothing we can do about the fruit trees
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Yes, this sucks! Are you in SW Virginia also?
Plan on getting up tomorrow night after it stops raining and covering everything I can with sheets, blankets, tarps, whatever.
Nothing we can do about the fruit trees
Yes I'm near Stuart Va and looking at a couple nights right at Feezing, had frost this morning but had covered most everything that has come up so far.
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I had a maple tree last year that experience frost damage, dropped all the leaves After a few weeks. This year it’s the only maple that I have that hasn’t started budding leaves. The tree is still alive, but not sure how long it can survive.

I saw the weather reports yesterday and started thinking about the Maple/fruit trees in the NE, this could be bad. Hoping for the best.
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I'm hoping they're off several degrees in their forecast (wouldn't be the first time)!!

We have beans coming up, tomatoes in bloom (several actually) cucumbers, squash , eggplant, peppers etc. etc. etc. up will cover what we can; do all we can do...
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Nope. That's the beauty of planting in raised beds.
I've covered several times so far and it's simple to do so again.
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We always wait until Mother's Day, no matter how warm the spring. It has been so tempting to go ahead but we waited. Glad we did, there was ice on the windshield this morning.
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IIRC the last time we had a frost in May was early 1970's so I'd say it was not a silly risk for us to plant when we did...
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IIRC the last time we had a frost in May was early 1970's so I'd say it was not a silly risk for us to plant when we did...
Yes I agree, this is a very unusual weather pattern for us too. Good luck to all the gardeners over the next couple nights!
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We also (wife actually) recently planted 21 two year old asparagus plant root things (LOL) they're mulched with fresh straw, hope that will do the trick!

Didn't know IF it would get dry enough to get the new spot ready for them anytime soon (they live and grow a Long Time) but managed to and now This .......
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