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Hard Frost coming to DFW area

Posted by DFW_Gardener 7b (My Page) on
Sat, Dec 8, 12 at 11:48

We're scheduled for a hard frost Sunday night/Monday morning, with possible snow. It will be below freezing again on Tuesday, and possibly Wednesday.

Prepare accordingly.

Here is a link that might be useful: DFW Gardener


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RE: Hard Frost coming to DFW area

I saw that too. I'm actually kind of glad. Last year it seems we didn't get a good freeze and my amaryllises didn't bloom. (Not sure if that is cause/effect, but it seems to be.) Plus, I didn't have the heart to pull up the marigolds that just got nipped by the numerous light frosts and are still blooming. Now I won't feel bad about it.


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Had my first killing frost the end of October........but thanks for the warning. Hopefully, the freezing temps will be of short duration.


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How'd that happen, Carrie? It was mid November before I had anything cold enough to make even the sweet potato vine in the front yard notice. Maybe being half a mile from the lake does more than I thought it did?

I am glad that all of my potted plants are in the greenhouse and all I need to do is water, set up the heater, and close the outside door. And hope that I don't need to use the heater!


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Tomorrow I'll cover up my garden with a tarp again. I have spinach, cabbage, lettuce, broccoli, turnips, and collards all growing very nicely. I think most of that except the lettuce might survive uncovered but I dont want to take any chances.


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My peppers I'm going to harvest whatever is still on them and write them off. My peas and kale shouldn't have a problem. My spinach is just sprouting, so I'll cover those just in case.

Here is a link that might be useful: DFW Gardener


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We watered well, threw out some more mulch and brought in the unpotted water lily tubers. It's probably time for the garden to sleep. I'm ready for it anyway.


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DFW gardener:
think the peas can handle mid-20s? I remember losing some peas before to such temperatures, so it might be good to throw something over them just to be sure.


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Tomorrow night is when the really HARD freeze will hit.....I hope I have everything protected........including water pipes.


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My uncovered tomatoes, peppers and basil survived the light snow and frost this morning (here just west of DFW Airport). I'll definitely be picking everything that is warm-season today with 9+ hours of below freezing temps being foretasted for tonight.


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Yeah, Ill be throwing 2 tarps on my veggies tonight. Hope the lettuce and turnips make it. Not worried about the cabbage, spinach, or broccoli as much.


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