Freeze, zone 3

big_dummy(z3 WI)June 30, 2007

I garden in the southern half of Sawyer County. The night of June 28, I had a heavy frost. It is a remote garden out behind the barn, and the only place that it froze. I think the plants will survive, and set fruit, but the top halves of the plants are gone. Big setback.

This happened last year on the 10 and 11 of june, and only in that garden behind the barn. Makes me wonder.

Big Dummy

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Ice age coming?

That really sucks. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that we have a nice long fall before the first freeze.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2007 at 10:00AM
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Sounds like a frost pocket. Sometimes, something as simple as a fan can offer some protection or an all night sprinkler.
Down here our latest frost that I remember was June 11, back in the 80s sometime. Only certain low lying frost pocket were affected, but not much.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2007 at 9:17AM
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nanatink(Z4 WI)

I think I'd be moving that garden next year.
Sorry it's a trouble spot!

    Bookmark   July 7, 2007 at 1:53PM
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Around that same time I had one night of 38 degrees. I covered that night. There are low spots and frost pockets in Northern Wis. that freeze in any month of the year. This is almost one here (river bottom) and the OP definitely seems like one.

This week is cool too. Gotta watch it every night.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2007 at 11:51AM
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franktank232(z5 WI)

The low here IN La Crosse was 60F that night. It has been cool lately. Sounds like you garden in one of this states coldest spots! I've always noticed areas over by the I90-I94 interchange are always cold (Sparta/Tomah/Black River Falls). That would be are "frost pocket" in this area. I have the Mississippi River nearby, and that has a water temp of 80F right now, so i'm sure that moderates it a little. Better put in a big pond.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2007 at 11:23AM
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