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Cold Weather in the Northeast Tonight

Posted by homegardenpa PA Zone 6 (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 27, 12 at 15:39

There is a hard frost / possible freeze warning that was just released for SE PA, and probably a good portion of the state - and possibly good portions of NY, NJ, and DE I'd imagine, since it's a pretty large cold front.

Just wanted to put this out there for any folks who may have put their tomatoes / peppers in the ground early this year.

Fortunately, I did not, though I normally do... I just had a feeling that the false "early spring" we got was just a tease and that "real spring" was still a ways out.

That being said, I do have some "less than freeze hardy" crops that are up and growing. The most important of which, at this point, is our strawberries.

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RE: Cold Weather in the Northeast Tonight

I am in Ontario, Canada and we too had this warning tonight. Luckily, I have not put my tomatoes or peppers out, thinking that the early spring was too good to be true. But I did have some other things already growing - snow peas, carrots, radishes, beets, green onions, lettuce, and my petunias still in a container. I tried to cover as much as I could but I am dreading the result tomorrow. Such strange weather!!

RE: Cold Weather in the Northeast Tonight

DD and I covered the newly-transplanted strawberries, the baby kale and the peas that are just starting to sprout. Brought in the potted blueberries that we just bought. Covered as many of the blossoming wild strawberries (and my 1 alpine) as we had burlap for. I don't think it froze last night - in fact, at 7am there was not the heavy frost there had been a couple of nights ago. But we're not out of the woods yet - tomorrow AM and Monday AM lows are going to be right around freezing.

I really want to start some spinach and lettuce, spring onions and radishes, but I don't know whether they're going to freeze or if the weather's going to be too warm for them (72 predicted for Thurs)! Strange weather indeed.

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