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Ten inches of Snow

Monday, 23 Apr 12 Snow 13°C / 55°F

Woke up this morning and there were huge limbs down, and 10 inches of wet heavy snow on the ground. Unfortunately some of my strawberry plants were in blossom. I had trays of peppers outside to finish off hardening but decided to take them in last night. Need to go shovel a path to the greenhouse.


  • halhurst

    halhurst wrote:

    What a frustrating turn of events. Hope your greenhouse is still warm enough.

    Posted on 23 Apr 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • blurdom

    blurdom wrote:

    oooof! Hopefully your greenhouse was spared any damage from falling limbs!

    Posted on 23 Apr 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • cristina

    cristina wrote:

    Sorry. Three nights ago It has snowed here too.

    Posted on 23 Apr 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • hotwired

    hotwired wrote:

    I have a pellet Stove running in the Greenhouse with two backups. There’s a 1500W baseboard electric heat system that will kick on at 50F, and 1500W Space heater backup that kicks on if it hits 35F. I have over 2000 plants in there, so I wasn’t going to take any chances with heat going out. My new 40’ long Hoop-house over my tomato raised beds was sure straining under all that wet snow but the 6-mil poly held up just fine. I built an extension handle on a push broom and cleared the greenhouse roof and hoop-house. There were two 5" diameter limbs that came crashing down from the weight, but there’s no trees around the greenhouse, so it’s all good.

    Posted on 23 Apr 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • anelson

    anelson wrote:

    Oh no! It should not be snowing that much in late April! Glad your greenhouse and house were not damaged.

    Posted on 23 Apr 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • flowerweaver

    flowerweaver wrote:

    How frustrating! Glad you have your back up heaters!

    Posted on 23 Apr 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • KathN

    KathN wrote:

    Oh goodness. The weather is nuts! Glad all is mostly well.

    Posted on 23 Apr 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • rosemarieGardener

    rosemarieGardener wrote:

    Those ’noreasters will do it every time. Luckily we here in Maine were spared. Sounds like you weathered the weather well.

    Posted on 23 Apr 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • redloon

    redloon wrote:

    Yikes! I’m glad to hear that your greenhouses/hoophouses made it through okay!

    Posted on 23 Apr 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • halhurst

    halhurst wrote:

    I’ve been thinking of your situation all day. I didn’t get the significance of your strawberries being in flower. I assume they were outside. Do you expect them to recover?

    Posted on 24 Apr 12 (almost 3 years ago)

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