Re: [gardeners] Arctic chill

George Shirley (
Fri, 01 Feb 2002 07:03:58 -0600

A norther blew in about 0100 this morning and it's 42F outside at the moment. Yesterday at 1700 it
was 81F and I was outside in shorts and a tee shirt. Today I have to go to work with the heat on and
a jacket. Weird weather this winter.


penny x stamm wrote:
> Ron, I HATE to hear of your cold weather woes -- I can just visualize
> you and Vivian working out in that chill in an attempt to protect
> your trees and plants. With the oranges, does the fruit drop but the
> trees can survive?
> Of course, we don't have semi-tropicals here. Our worst damage
> comes from snow only covering half of a bush, for instance, so that
> the top half can die from the cold or wind.
> I read last week that some growers hire a helicopter to keep the
> air circulation going around their crops. Could you put out
> several electric blowers?
> Penny. NY
> .
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