Re: [gardeners] Thursday - in the garden for a bit

Jane Burdekin (
Fri, 5 Mar 1999 05:13:41 -0700

Hi George,
Sorry about your spinach.  I have to go out and check on mine since we had
s**w last night.  I have one  daffodil in bloom and about 5 just about to
break open. Wonder what it will do to them.  We also have a prediction of
26F tonight.  This is not a good thing with little leaves popping out on
the lilac, honey suckle, and forsythia and all the bulbs popping up.  Crazy
weather, it's been way too warm here for the winter.  Are we still blaming
La Nina???  


> Had to go out this morning and earn some flour and beans money but did
> do a little playing about in the greenhouse and the gardens. Mostly I
> was looking for hail damage, last night we had a very large, scary,
> thunderstorm move through the area. Dumped one and a half inches of rain
> and marble sized hail in about thirty minutes. I was in the greenhouse
> when it hit and it spooked me enough that I ran for the house. Ever been
> in a fiberglas greenhouse being pelted by hail? Noisy to say the least.
> No hail damage that I could find but about thirty feet of the west fence
> planting area washed out, taking with it some newly planted NZ spinach
> seed. I had been meaning to put some sort of barrier along the edge of
> that space but hadn't gotten to it. It's on my "To Do" list for tomorrow
> now, an hour late and a dollar short, that's me.
> Not only did we have bad weather but the blooming weatherman is now
> saying it may get to freezing by the first of next week. Will one of you
> people up north please close the corral gate, your cold air is escaping.
> George, off to TVLand, it's almost time for Dragnet and Adam 12.