[Homestead] onion question
cayadopi at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 7 22:09:39 EST 2010
Many nights we are dipping into the upper teens, but only from about 4am to 7am..... Last year I think we only had about a dozen nights like that, this year it seems non-stop. I drove to town this afternoon to meet a friend, and I know when I left there was very little snow on the mountain. Several hours later, after a meeting and grocery shopping, I look at the mountain and was shocked.... the mountain was on its way to being full of snow again, so it must be snowing today. Yep, got home and on the news its snowing.
The one good thing about the cold is we get to be blissfully lazy !!!
Got a call from daughter today - she wanted to know what year it snowed in Miami when I was in college, because..... they are expecting snow I think she said Saturday.... and they were having a radio contest regarding what year it was last when it snowed in Miami. LOL. I think it was Dec 76, maybe Jan 77.
I'm thinking if I mulch thick and then make a plastic tent, they'll be ok... worth a shot.
From: "clansgian at wmconnect.com" <clansgian at wmconnect.com>
To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Thu, January 7, 2010 10:41:30 AM
Subject: Re: [Homestead] onion question
> >Day time temps range from 45-65 here, but overnight has been going
> before 32 degrees most nights.... figure the would needs deep mulch and maybe
> plastic overnight????
I had forgotten that you are in a warmer clime than most of us who are now
in a deep freeze.
Onions aren't all that cold sensitive. If your temps are staying above the
mid 20's at night by all means plant the onion outside.
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