A Taste of Spring Yikes!

    The same cold front that brought the weekend's rain also brought a return to springtime temperatures -- for a couple of days, at least. Last night's low was 45 F (approx 7 real); actually, that's closer to average Dec-Feb lows than to those in April. Didn't cover anything and the okra definitely is not pleased. Nothing too serious, though. Just a bit wilty and petulant. Expect that a bit of water along with a promise not to do it again will bring it around. Tomatoes, peppers, basil seem unaffected, although, those in containers small enough were moved to the shelter of the front porch roof. Gotta stay indoors for at least a few more minutes, though: Neighbor's still grousing because a racoon (most likely culprit) got the last three of the peaches of which he was so proud and I don't want to be in the line of verbal fire.
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Derald
FL USDA zone 9a
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We had another cold snap last night and probably again tonight. I covered the basil but it looks like the top was nipped but the lower leaves look ok. Hope it doesn't get any colder tonight but will keep the basil covered. Everything else seems to be fine.
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Derald wrote:

heh,
we were definitely spoiled by mid-80sF temperatures in March. it has been repeatedly frosted/frozen here over many of the past nights. still it hasn't been enough to discourage the strawberries from blooming heavily. the rains of a few days ago really helped things along.
the swiss chard started sprouting a few days ago and i'm trying to get baby pictures. :)
it's getting to be the busy season... it has been very windy lately that my eyes are burning from the dirt/pollen in the air (dandelions most likely culprit). the farmers are planting around us (we'll be surrounded by corn this year). weeding is going mostly ok.
we're trying to figure out our plans for the two bigger projects of the season and i'm still waiting for a hard downpour to test the high water overflow of the revised catch basin. the rain we had did at least show things to be mostly working the way i'd like. i might have to plug the drain a bit more to force things along for the testing. it's been too cold and windy for me to want to be out there playing with that. yet i'm really disliking having this project hanging on so long that i can't cross it off the list. (other task oriented people out there understand my issue with that right? :) )
chives are about to bloom.
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