I get concerned if the temps drop into the 20s. This would threaten a lemon and olive bush in the greenhouse. I would either need to put in an electric heater or fire up the Jotul. The forecast for nighttime low temps at the beginning of the week looked serious. I shut off the greenhouse water 3 days ago. But the reality is that the cold appears to be mostly staying east of the Cascades so far, which is a blessing. We've had a mild winter so far and many of our flowering plants are still doing well so far. We'll see what transpires in the next few days.
Well that wish has left the barn. We're at 10" and it's still coming down.
I fired up the Jotul one day last week when it was in the 20s. Fortunately, that was the low and the following days' lows were near freezing so the stove was not needed. Looks like the lemon and olive tree are still happy and the lettuce outside is recovering nicely now. Yesterday hit 52º here!
Brassicas and onions are pretty resilient. Have you lost power?
I'm glad you were prepared and it wasn't worse for your family. Watch the chard for new growth sprouting from the root stalk. They are pretty tough.
I am late this year. I started my seedings early February only to find out my son left the potting mix bag open and it got contaminated with seed. My pots were sprouting all kinds of stuff. I got a fresh bag and started seeding a couple weekends ah
go and did some.e more seeding today.. Some of my stuff will start to go In the greenhouse next weekend...
That lettuce looks really good---good to eat...I love to see the small little plants in the full of the moon because at that time they look real strong and healthy looking kind of crispy looking I would describe...Glad you enjoy gardening even though at times it gets frustrating..Right now I have snow about two or three feet deep in my yard and I have to shovel out just to open the gates---pretty but.....Thanks for the pictures and update...clancey.
Yea it might be coming your way if it drops and swirls around--wind pretty bad but calming now. I think you should make little blankets and wrap your babies up even if you move them insides which your going to do----heck with this storm we are inside anyway so start making those baby seedling blankets--now each one wants one---kidding--keep safe and warm and be extra careful so as not to fall because this stuff is wet heavy and slippery with the cold...Enjoy..Mrs. Clancey