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Monday, 30 Apr 12 Storms 17°C / 63°F

Had three nights of frost. The potato shoots died back to ground level. Some of the frosty corn got nipped, but it all seems to have survived. Everything else looks fine.

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Day 12

Tomatoes, Main Production and Breeding Crop

Solanum lycopersicum

Day 20

Potatoes, Piker Landrace -- Breeding Program -- Tuber Evaluation

Solanum tuberosum

Died back to ground level due to frost.

Day 20

Potatoes, Bountiful --- Seed Production From Tubers

Solanum tuberosum

Died back to ground level due to frost.

Day 21

Potato, Ella's -- Seed Production From Tubers

Solanum tuberosum

Died back to ground level due to frost.

Day 13

Corn, Frosty Sweet -- 2.5 weeks too early

Zea mays var. saccharata

Some frost damage to some plants, but it survived.


  • AnneTanne

    AnneTanne wrote:

    I was impressed when I read about the condition you’re gardening in…
    I never realized that the region in the US where you live has such short summer (frost-free season)…
    Allthough you have such late frost, you’re tomatoes are in the greenhouse yet. Is it heated? (I’m just planting them out at this moment, keeping my fingers crossed so we don’t get frost anymore…)

    Posted on 02 May 12 (about 3 years ago)

  • JosephsGarden

    JosephsGarden wrote:

    My winter snow cover lasts from November to mid-March most years. I normally plant out my tomatoes the first week of June… They are currently outside hardening off. I cover them at night, and if it’s expected to get under 40 I put a light bulb under the plastic with them.

    Posted on 02 May 12 (about 3 years ago)

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