Re: [gardeners] Alberta Chill

George Shirley (
Thu, 17 Aug 2000 21:10:45 -0500

See, there's always a silver lining in that cloud. Now you know about manure tea
for early blight and so do the rest of us. Thanks.

I would still trade you half our heat for half your chill, might make the temps
more uniform and liveable.

George, off to take out the trash and then bath and bed

byron bromley wrote:
> 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
> Northeast.
> 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
> Broc's
> 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
> Byron