Re: [gardeners] Breeze

Jane Burdekin (
Sun, 9 Jan 2000 08:48:22 -0700

We are expecting a breeze today with gusts up to 100 mph here in the
foothills.  I don't have to worry about any transplants right now, it's way
too cold for that here.  A friend of mine uses old roofing shingles to
block the breeze.  I usually run a fan on my seedlings to toughen them up
before putting them out into the garden.    Lows in the 20's each night, of
course it could be worse.  Guess it's about time to get the light set up
going that I got from my neighbor last summer.  

zone 5 Colorado

> From: Byron Bromley <>
> To:
> Subject: [gardeners] Breeze
> Date: Sunday, January 09, 2000 7:50 AM
> >. Duhhh. But the breezes
> >are tough to cope with. One could shove a >wooden shingle into the soil
> >shield them if the wind only blew in one direction. >Problem is, it
> >from the west all day, then in the evening, it shifts >to blow from the
> >east. I've been thinking on this one for years, off >and on. Anything I
> come
> >up with is very labor-intensive. Margaret
> For small transplants, take some empty 3 lb coffee cans and cut the
> out, Place around plants.
> Byron