Late March freeze
I understand why Zimmy sent
us an inch of snow Sunday night --- he was jealous
of our green grass
and wanted to cover it up. But a low of 25 on Monday night?
It's hard to tell what
got damaged by the freeze, but I'm willing to guess. Our alpine
blooming long before our June strawberries, were definitely nipped ---
the centers of their flowers have turned black. These small
plants aren't our main strawberry crop, and the alpine strawberries
will put out new flowers, so it's no big deal.
I expected the onions I
set out prematurely
to be injured, but they looked just fine, as do our early peas. I
can only guess about our fruit trees, but based on my critical
I'd say this freeze probably just did a little early thinning.
Only the nectarine flowers that were fully opened will be completely
killed, and there are flowers yet to unfurl even on that precocious
As long as Zimmy keeps
his cold weather in Ohio after this, we should be in good shape.
Our chicken waterer keeps our chickens occupied
so they don't pick on the most unpopular hens.
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