Garden like it counts (cuz it might) 2020

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Re: Garden like it counts (cuz it might) 2020

Post by farmgal » Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:06 pm

Do not have money to "deer Fence"

Expanding garden's and have a healthy deer population

Check this trick out.. (ps, yes its been FG vetted) A way to get around costly supplies when money is tight or they are unavailable but you need that harvest! yes its hands on cutting hauling and work to do it.. but its a amazing way to take scrap clean up and help keep your young fruit tree's alive and or your garden harvest!



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Post by peppercorn » Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:20 am

Interesting. I would not have thought of that.
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Post by farmgal » Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:49 pm

honestly neither would have I.. I know its not "pretty" in the same way deer fencing is, and it does not protect from rabbits or such but for those with deer pressure and not alot of money.. its a great way to get a helping hand at very low cost.
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Re: Garden like it counts (cuz it might) 2020

Post by helicopilot » Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:05 pm

Aug 31st... woke up to unannounced frost this morning. Dashed outside to water leaves on everything, hope it helped and not hinder. Dipped to -0.5 from what I could tell with the thermometer.

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Post by peppercorn » Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:01 pm

helicopilot wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:05 pm
Aug 31st... woke up to unannounced frost this morning. Dashed outside to water leaves on everything, hope it helped and not hinder. Dipped to -0.5 from what I could tell with the thermometer.

Same here.
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Re: Garden like it counts (cuz it might) 2020

Post by helicopilot » Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:57 am

Surveyed the damage after work. By and large, things are ok. Most of my winter squashes have at least some damage. Summer squashes are fine. Outdoor peppers, tomato and cucumber plants have some damage (especially cukes), but most of my plants “heat-loving” plants are inside my greenhouse, thank goodness.
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Post by peppercorn » Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:07 am

Its 9 pm, and on my deck the temperature reads + 2. Expect a killing frost tonight for those in the country.
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Re: Garden like it counts (cuz it might) 2020

Post by helicopilot » Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:49 pm

peppercorn wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:07 am
Its 9 pm, and on my deck the temperature reads + 2. Expect a killing frost tonight for those in the country.
Last night was operation “Frost Fighter”, covering the garden with tarps. Then showed the final product to Mrs HP and stating “see, this is why I always need tarps when they come on sale!”

Forecast was for +4 but I really didn’t trust it.

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Re: Garden like it counts (cuz it might) 2020

Post by Learner » Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:02 pm

Covered everything last night here, went out this morning and the sheets were white with frost. Thermometer was at -1.

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Re: Garden like it counts (cuz it might) 2020

Post by helicopilot » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:58 am

Surprisingly, North of Edmonton, it was warmer this AM at 6 than at 9 pm last night. No frost.

Should be good for a couple of weeks if the forecast is right.

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