frost possible

helenh(z6 SW MO)October 10, 2009

Well it is after midnight and I frantically pulled some plants and have them in plastic bags in my basement. If I don't get the plants in they'll be dead and if I don't dry out my basement I'll have mildew. I did not think we would have a frost this early. I'll bet I have bugs and maybe little snakes come out of this dirt. Tomorrow I'll get some potting soil wet and put them in containers. I was sort of ready with cuttings and purchased potting mix. I thought I'd have more time

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I left three potted plants outside that I want to winter over; I am hoping the temp won't totally kill them! I didn't get it done because of all the rain. I will have to cut them back drastically, one is over the roof of the house. Will do that today and see what happens.

It is 34° on the outside porch right now so that means it will be freezing by sunup. I wasn't quite ready for this cold. Surely, we will get some more 70° days.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2009 at 5:04AM
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It took me by surprise too. I put a couple plants in my garage that I thought would be most tender but there are a couple more on my patio that may get frost bit. I should've brought those in too.

Hate to see the weather getting colder but at the least the trees are starting to turn. The pretty colors soften the blow somewhat. lol

    Bookmark   October 10, 2009 at 6:24AM
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I don't see any frost damage today on anything here.
But so muddy down where I need to get some things I may have to just let them go an start over. The brick on the house keeps most things going a little longer here. At least it has for the past few years.
Hope the frost won't get most of what I want brought in before the first of the week.
Came down w/the flu Friday. So wont be doing too much of any thing for a few days.
There are a few trees starting to change around here also, most of them are the neighbors, seems like mine is always late.
Helen that scares me just to think about a snake being in the soil I bring in.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2009 at 1:12PM
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helenh(z6 SW MO)

I don't get dangerous snakes in my pots. Last year I found some harmless ring necked snakes in my basement when I brought pots inside; they dried up poor things.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2009 at 9:32PM
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