Well, poop!

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KathyLauren
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Well, poop!

Post: # 291410Post KathyLauren
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:14 am

I decided to try tomatoes again this year. Last year I grew them in pots, and they all got blight. Not suggesting that was cause and effect, but this year I planted them in the garden. I thought that waiting a week after the Victoria Day long weekend (May 21st) would be safe from frost.

Well, not this year. We had a bad frost Sunday night. :angryfire: Half the tomatoes are toast. Another frost forecast for tonight. I had them covered with straw on Sunday night, and I have covered them again tonight. That's about all I can do.

The local grape growers have lost about half their crop, too.

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Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:35 am

This planting out after all danger of frost - well the weather forecast never consults the growers about when it would be convenient to have the last frost.

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Post: # 291412Post Green Aura
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:36 am

The weather continues to baffle me.

We live on the Atlantic coast, so not much in the way of frosts really, but the winds are a problem, usually from the SW. This means our larger, front garden is virtually unusable for anything but grass and a few hardy shrubs (we keep trying different things but all have failed thus far).

However, one thing we have done with a glimmer of success is pot up all our fruit trees and move them round to the back of the house. Although on the NE of the building they get a good amount of the high, summer sun and many are setting fruit nicely, for the first time.

This spring the predominant wind seems to be from the east! The trees are blowing about like gooduns - fortunately it's not very strong so the fruit is holding for now!
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Post: # 291413Post ina
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:38 pm

And we've not had a drop of rain for weeks... From the bus to Dundee today, I saw several farmers irrigating tatties as well as neeps.
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Post: # 291414Post Green Aura
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:47 pm

Today the M9 motorway came to a standstill because of giant hailstones!

Sorry, KL, didn't mean to steal your thread. :(
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Post: # 291417Post happyhippy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:46 am

I lost some crops that I had planted out at the end of April.Was always told to wait until mid April when the last frosts had passed.I decided to wait until end of April,was then hit with a frost over 2 nights,probably lost a third of my plants.

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