BrianIllinois
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Are they goners?

I had tiny radish, lettuce, turnip and arugula sprouts in my raised bed, roughly two weeks old. It snowed about three inches. Low temps around 29.
Are they goners?

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stella1751
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I can't speak for the lettuce, turnip, or arugula, but I once received 6" of snow on radishes, and they didn't so much as flinch. They were about 2 weeks old at the time. They can seriously resist cold!
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All of them are probably fine. They can tolerate cold well and the snow on them will insulate them.

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My guess is they will be fine. The snow won't hurt them.
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I was part of that same snow storm being in Mo. I am also in the same boat as you with sprouts of this and that. Luckily the ground temps are warm so we should be okay. I am going to check on my lettuce here in a min.

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My lettuce, spinach, swiss chard, broccoli seedlings got snowed on last night/ this morning and they are fine. All that stuff is cold hardy.
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