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We are so waiting the lamb, not the lion of March. Not as cold and snowy as some of you, but still cold. Now going in a few days of 40's, lows 30ish. The flats of starts back in. I think we are getting the lower side of the system that hit you people from CO to Mid and going on to Delaware. Brrrr Our frost date is April 15, but there's usually more pretty warmer stuff preceding.
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Supposed to get 3 to 5" of snow tonight. The only good thing I can see is that this time of year it can't last very long. :)

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So I don't feel as bad. everyone is having a rough spring. It looks like Friday we should see +4 (38F) with the sun and the wind we get here in the parries it will make short work of the snow outside ;) I hope by the time I get my strawberries in the mail ill be able to plant them. should be interesting to see if I can in 3 weeks.
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Just planted (10) 8 in. tall tomato plants and now we're supposed to have overnight temps in the upper 30's low 40's for 3 days. Are they gonna make it? Suggestions?

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5 gal buckets and storage tubs.

White or translucent is good for keeping the interior bright, but they need to be removed before it gets too hot if it's sunny next day. You'll need bricks or heavy objects to weigh them down if it's windy. I use 2gal buckets of water sometimes.

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Okay, will do.

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Would that work for planting my strawberries early as well? What would the lowest temp be that it would work?
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Looks like the weather broke today! Time for the melt!

49 days until I can plant as well!!! Hazaaaaa

With my shorter season should I start my watermelons in the house? If so how far in advance?
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Northernfox, We plant outside here second week in May. Our season is similar to yours in that was as we are at 6800ft, It looked like spring for a couple week, now it's been snowing for two days.

I started some peppers in and upstairs window. I'm not too handy with PhotoBucket and the like. but at times I sure would like to post pictures. Some people are able to post some great shots.

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Valley, get to posting those photos! O:) Just a bit of a leaning curve, and the photos do add so much to one's post. Would love to see your high elevation location.
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I cant wait to see them!!! Now at least I have a friend in the same situation :)

You should watch the praxxus videos on pruning your peppers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XmfoASl ... ata_player

I think this is the one :)
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I got into the garden today and built my squash bed in the back corner. We are expecting 4" of snow tonight :(

This time last year I was in my garden turning my soil and planting my onions.
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4"? We're forecast to get double that in the city. This is just abysmal. It's not even that winter has returned, it's that spring has not even arrived yet. And there's no end in sight.

Six months of winter is just way, way too much. I no longer care about the farmers (who are likely getting screwed at this point anyway), the aquifers or the wetlands. I just want this garbage to end.

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photo test

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most of the snow is gone!
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My wife and daughter showed me how to post pictures. I'll take some clearer shots.
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Wow it is looking good!!! I love the landscape !!
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Sasha wrote:4"? We're forecast to get double that in the city. This is just abysmal. It's not even that winter has returned, it's that spring has not even arrived yet. And there's no end in sight.

Six months of winter is just way, way too much. I no longer care about the farmers (who are likely getting screwed at this point anyway), the aquifers or the wetlands. I just want this garbage to end.
I hear the city got slammed lol. We got a dusting but once again the Dow Bubble protected fort sask
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Not really, at least not in the central areas - we only got about 5 cm, and it's already melting.

Still, temps of 0- +5 at this time of year is utter crap.

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There are acres of Fir, Pine and one Incense Cedar. Garden grows wonderful but we can grow more at the lower ranch. I'm patching the outside water system so I can turn on the water.

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We got 6" just a couple days ago, nothing left except up in the trees and at the north side of the house and barn, north side the house is a glacier 6 or 8foot of packed snow, nothing on the roads or where the sun hits.

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Knock on wood we might have spring here in the next few weeks !!
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It was spring here too. Suddenly It's SNOWING! Woopee winters back. I'll get a picture when it stops. Can't see the ground anymore.

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Maybe we'll skip summer this year? Not much, a warm day or two and it will be mostly gone.
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My goodness that is good and heavy snow !! Looks like I am out of the woods !!! Only a little but of snow left. I even got in there and built some new beds. I know they look bad but I figured I'd work with re-cycled building materials.

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valley wrote:Maybe we'll skip summer this year? Not much, a warm day or two and it will be mostly gone.
That's bleak.

Meanwhile, at the ranch, our temperatures continue to be 10 degrees below normal (that's 18 degrees for y'all Yankees), with no relief in sight. Yes, the snow's melting but we're barely limping into spring. Flurries again for the weekend, though it's only Tuesday, so that could improve - or worsen.

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This morning it was 8degrees, that's about 14degrees below up there, I think.

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Yeesh. Better build a greenhouse!

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Hows this?

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Try again.
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That was fast!

Haha, I'd forgotten that you posted that.

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Wow I wish I had melting that fast. I am at my grandmothers place in In Ontario and they still have 2-3 feet of snow around their yard !! Yikes !!
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Mean while in Ontario

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Was that taken recently or earlier in the year?
Unless we get a big dump like 4', we can plant in about three weeks. We can still get some but the chance of frost will be small. I'm looking forward to it, we had such a great harvest last year.

We have this thermometer that will tell what the high and low has been. If it's here I'm thinking of putting it in the greenhouse. We used it in the incubator.

The picture of the greenhouse was taken before the last snow, there's still snow up there but none on the roof.

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that photo was taken a couple of hours ago ;) there is another 4 or 5 inches coming tonight. I am at my grandparents place just marveling at the volume of snow!


back home in Alberta my wife tells me that there is just a little bit of snow left in my yard ;)
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So we had occurrences of white stuff here today. Not snow. Looked like styrofoam balls but harder. Perhaps sleet? Lows somewhat below freezing the next two nights. This follows a drenching rain that lasted two days so that there was standing water in the yard. No, I don't think it's quite time to start the garden yet....

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We call that white stuff Popcorn.

We were down at the lower place yesterday, Plants are sprouting trees are blooming, up here in the mountains it's not quite spring, the snow is melting there are just patches and piles.

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Well some of you still have your "white" gardens still in full bloom that's all.

I admire your dedication to make the most of the garden when you can.

I on the other hand, just have to get out there and battle the weeds once this darn rain stops.
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We do what we can :) ill be home tomorrow and I hope to see a snow free garden ready for me and my family to work :)
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Where in Ontario were those photos taken northernfox?

We had a bit of snow again this weekend but it didn't amount to much. It's been another cold one though - barely above freezing. The forecast this week is nicer, though I'm at the point where I'll have to see it to believe it. I can't handle having my hopes crushed at this point!

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