Is this really the warm desert????
Well, everybody here has told me that last winter was "abnormally" cold and happens only once in a while. Unfortunately, it appears this winter will be a rerun of last years. The pictures below show my new (version 2) of frost protection for my citrus (I did lose 2 trees last year). The PVC is anchored to 1/2" rebar drove 12" into the ground with 12" above ground. It was a challenge since virtually no where is the ground level. Each tree is wrapped with clear C7 Xmas lights as well as having a 250 watt halogen work light at the tree base pointing upwards for heat (you know how much hear halogens put out!!)
Tonight's low is supposed to 33 degrees, Sunday is 32, Monday is 31, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 30, Thursday 33 (finally!!) and then above freezing for a while. Highs are projected to be 46-59 over this period. The NWS has modified the low temp forecasts 4 times today alone, and each time the modification was downwards. We have a freeze warning out starting tomorrow and a forecast of potentially mixed precip (rain and snow) with the snow sticking to the cactus.
Happy Holidays everybody!!!!