[Market-farming] ice storm
Hugh + Tuuli Cartmill
orufarm at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 28 13:54:54 EST 2010
I'd agree with Sue and double cover. I lost my heating system at the weekend just gone and had outside -30C at night. It took 48 hours to get the heating back but the coldest I had inside was about -5C at the edges and perhaps -3C in the centre. The days were sunny and the temp went up to +5C. The house is poly double inflated. I lost all my basil and some other herbs but most came back once the heating came on. I have a "mini greenhouse" at one end which is a frame with old poly stretched over the top and it's about 5" high. I use it for seeds which need light to germinate. None of the freshly germinated herbs in there were lost. I trust your power will be OK but have the extra cover ready and get it on as soon as possible.
Hugh, Estonia, Europe
> Can you just double cover it in your greenhouse?
> Does anyone know if, in the event we lose power, will my Cole crops be hurt
> if I move them into my house? House is located about 200' from the
> greenhouse so it will be a bitter cold trek back and forth. We are getting
> ready to be hit with a blizzard/ice storm and if I lose power to the
> greenhouse the only option I have is to try and move everything into our
> home. I'm just wondering if that brief exposure to below freezing temps will
> kill everything.
> Perkins, OK
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