One last freeze tonight?

ritmatt(GA 7b)April 15, 2014

Weather forecasts show a low of 33 tonight where I live. I'm sure it will fall below that in some areas. Like most of you, I have lots of plants at risk. This time, I hope our weather forecasters are wrong!

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Allen456(8)

My average last freeze is.....April 15th. Our forecast is calling for a low of 31f.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 7:40AM
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esh_ga

Forecast low is 29 here; glad I didn't plant my tomatoes yet; they will have to hang out in the garage tonight.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 8:42AM
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zzackey(8b GA)

Low of 45 here tonight. We just put our tomatoes and peppers in yesterday. Either a cold spell every week or too much rain. We've never planted this late. About a month later than usual. It will be interesting to see how they grow.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 10:52AM
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buford(7 NE GA)

Yeah, just when I thought this awful weather was over......

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 11:51AM
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planterjeff(7b Grant Park Atlanta)

So I have everything in the ground already! What is the best way to protect tomatoes? Should I just put a sheet over them?

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 2:41PM
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esh_ga

A bucket or box would be better, but put a rock/brick on top to keep them from blowing off.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 4:27PM
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ritmatt(GA 7b)

Well, good luck everyone. I just got home from a long day at work (9:30pm), so I'm not going to be able to do much. 41 degrees right now. Hopefully it won't quite freeze.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 9:34PM
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Allen456(8)

Joanne Feldman is saying 32f at my house, but the thermometer on my porch shows 29f!

    Bookmark   April 16, 2014 at 6:13AM
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Ornery_Pony(7b)

How'd the plants fare in your freeze? It hit me too, at 33 or slightly less. I have most of my vegies planted out and had to cover them with sheets, pots, etc. My pinapple salvia still got nipped lightly, as well as some of my moss roses that I missed covering but they'll be all right. Tomatoes, peppers, hostas, impatiens, etc all came through fine but they were covered.

A little late for us in GA to get a freeze in April but my husband remembers a snow storm late in the month years ago.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 6:21PM
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ritmatt(GA 7b)

I remember that snow storm, too. It was a big one in mid-April, probably 17 or 18 years ago.

I think most of our plants came through fine, but it looks like one of my Japanese maples may be set back quite a bit.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 7:54PM
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