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Hard frost
« on: October 18, 2007, 08:09 »
Damn and blast, didn't finish getting my geraniums in and now we have first frost of the year, a real hard one last night.  I am going out to see if I can save any more.  So glad I took a load in last week as least I will have some to carry over for next year.  

Bonus points for fixing glass in greenhouse yesterday at least those were protected a bit, better get the fleeces out for them tonight. :(

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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2007, 08:29 »
I hear you there... goodbye tiny butternut squash.. goodbye last of the sweetcorn.. damn this year to hell...

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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2007, 09:09 »
lowest we got down here is 5C at 0200. How cold did you lot get?

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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2007, 09:15 »
think it hit -2 last night in Middlesbrough - the worst place to live in the Universe (if you watch the dodo oh channel 4)

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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2007, 09:20 »
LOL  :lol:

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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2007, 10:27 »
I don't know Sadgit, on Radio 2 yesterday the North East (and Middlesborough was mentioned specifically) was raved about by a Lonely Planet rep as being one of the top 30 places IN THE WORLD to visit!  :D

Oh, just been up on plot and daren't look too closely, everything looks frozen solid, even got ice on inside of greenhouse glass  :(

I have the bubblewrap, just don't know how to attach it - any tips???
First timer, NOT enjoying the backache anymore!

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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2007, 10:41 »
no frost here and i have me bedroom window open waiting fer it  :cry:
still alive /............

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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2007, 11:44 »
i went out about 11 pm last night .and as i wasnt prepared for a frost i spent a good ten moniutes trying to wrap my pumpking up with a towel  in pitch balck :lol:
but it survived

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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2007, 13:46 »
Quote from: "fletch"
I don't know Sadgit, on Radio 2 yesterday the North East (and Middlesborough was mentioned specifically) was raved about by a Lonely Planet rep as being one of the top 30 places IN THE WORLD to visit!  :D

Oh, just been up on plot and daren't look too closely, everything looks frozen solid, even got ice on inside of greenhouse glass  :(

I have the bubblewrap, just don't know how to attach it - any tips???


These are the things you want, just push them through the bubblewrap, then into the frame of the greenhouse and twist them.  Brilliant little things!!!

http://www.harrodhorticultural.com/HarrodSite/pages/product/product.asp?prod=GHE-009&ctgry=Greenhouse%20Equipment_Insulation&cookie%5Ftest=1

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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2007, 14:32 »
Ahh, thanks for that Grannie. There is a plant pot full of them in the greenhouse from when I inherited it - I didn't know what they were for!!

That's a job for tomorrow then!..............

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« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2007, 14:46 »
Ok, showing how new I am to all this.  What is frost hardy out of this lot?

carrots
cabbage
brussel sprouts
strawberry plants


Is there anything I should be worried about?  (I guess cabbage and sprouts would be ok, but that's just a guess!)
On the very steep learning curve of organic veg growing!!!!

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« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2007, 20:39 »
All are OK, BHC, not the berries themselves, of course. :wink:

Quite a frost here as well, not the first one mind. :)
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« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2007, 20:43 »
Thanks for that.  I can't get over how steep a learning curve this whole thing is.  Good job you lot are here to give pointers and encouragement!

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« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2007, 20:43 »
we didn't get much of a frost - although it was a bit nippy - tonight seems colder - i wonder if my  :roll: dahlias will last another day

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« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2007, 20:54 »
Radio said forecast was for 3 last night but thats prob city centre, we are out in the villages and high on a hill!! It must have been colder than that it was a nasty hard frost :?

My utility room(unheated) is already freezing cold and thats with heat from the kitchen keeping it up, its very clear here and i think its going to do it again tonight.

What a smashing day though :lol: and we  had the most amazing red sky tonight



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