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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 20 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

peas are quite robust

some stuff like tomatoes might not die of moderate cold but they never thrive after it.


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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 20 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must have got a bit nippy overnight here last night. The squashes that I planted out last weekend are looking very sorry for themselves. The runner beans seem to have held up well, so it couldn't have got that cold.


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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 20 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mistress Rose wrote:
Walls do make a good heat sink. At our first house we could dry washing on the line in about 1hour because of reflected heat from the wall of the house.

It has been cold here, but if we had a frost, it wasn't bad. Tahir, frost hollows are difficult if you have delicate plants and trees. In spite of the cold wind, the quince seems to have set a good amount of fruit, so hoping for a good crop this year.

My cousin in Canada is also lamenting spring being late Slim. I think she is envying the 'snow birds' that go to Florida for the winter, although this year I don't think they have been allowed back.

This doesn't seem all that late to me actually! Last year was later.
Where I'm from originally the safe planting out date is the last weekend of May, and used to be recommended to wait until June

I've just transplanted out some Tom Thumb popcorn, but most of my other stuff will wait for warmer nights (and for me to get garden prepared - it was woods this winter!)

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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 20 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have gone from woods to some semblance of garden already you are doing well. We usually reckon the end of April for planting out, but we are quite a long way south. My one remaining squash and courgette plant are indoors again at the moment, and my beans haven't made it outside yet. I think they can go out this weekend and be planted out next week.

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