[gardeners] Alberta Chill

byron bromley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Thu, 17 Aug 2000 21:50:52 -0400

For you Nor'east gardeners, felt that Alberta chill today,

Means frost isn't that far behind.

If you have plans for season exteneders, time to get your stuff together.

Fer y'all

This means that the northern jet stream goes up into mid Alberta picks up
cold air from the artic circle, then dips south again bringing to the

A-C on 1 night this year, watered garden 1 time, 4 ripe tomatoes, 6 chiles.
Beans just getting flowers, nothing for squash, might get 1 meal of swiss
chard out of 30 ft of row. Caulis just getting ready, a couple heads of
Carrots not even big enough to call baby carrots.

34F Sunday night. 86F for a few hours, high temp for whole summer. Less than
20 days of sunlight since Apr 10th

Don't remember it this bad in over 50 years of gardening

One positive note.

This spring I read about manure tea for combating plant diseases. Used it
between the rain, found that I had a minimal amount of early blight. Felt
that it really helped