[NAFEX] negative... Whether Weather[Wind Chill] Effects Plants
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Fri Nov 5 18:00:40 EST 2004
I agree, if you have anything frost-tender, pull it in as soon as the
air gets an autumn chill. The only plant I move in and out each year
is a Myers Lemon. It is cold hardy (according to the tag) to 20F. So
I make sure to bring it in as soon as the tomatoes are killed, if I
haven't already. I have a better spot for it now, but it used to be
that it's indoor location didn't get any sun until the leaves were off
the oak tree, so I didn't want to bring it in too soon, as it dislikes
being in the dark as much as being a little chilly. But i suspect that
each plant has different preferences, and each person has different
resources to offer to the plants.
On Nov 5, 2004, at 5:40 PM, tanis cuff wrote:
> Just this morning I was pondering the Q of how to get some
> over-wintering pots ready for a forecast cold snap. Thru the summer
> the problem is how to give them enough water plus keeping the pots
> cool; seems suddenly the issue is frozen root masses. I gradually
> move them from the site where the first is more convenient, to the
> site where over-wintering will work better. Sorry I can't be more
> If you mean frost-tender tropicals, I say bring them in sooner rather
> than later/ better safe than sorry. If the afternoon & evening feel
> chilly, frost is likely-- to heck with the official forecast. As for
> car batteries, the last thing I heard was wind-chill doesn't matter.
> It just cools stuff off faster than still air.
> Tanis, s.WI, be warrrrrm!
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: David W Hausmann <wizard2468>
> To: nafex@
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] negative... Whether Weather[Wind Chill] Effects
> Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2004 22:53:55 -0600
> Hello, All!
> First, I would like to join in on the detrimental effects of
> Another stupid question: when you have plants outside
> you want to bring
> in before a freeze, do you watch the air temperature or wind chill
> temperature? I realize that wind chill calculates our bodies' reaction
> to wind and humidity, vies a vie our perspiration and the cooling
> produced by the evaporation of perspiration, but was wondering if wind
> chill also has any effect on plants? I have written to local TV
> meteorologists and asked and never received a reply. I was also
> wondering about things such as car batteries [I know they will not
> if fully charged, but if not charged fully] and radiator fluids as
> which is not garden related per se, except perhaps for garden tractors
> stretch, I know.]. Just curious if anyone out there knows an answer.
> By the way, I have been pleasantly amazed by the level of expertize on
> this list. I hope you get it straightened out soon, I enjoy the
> appropriate posts and have already learned how little I know on this
> topic. [The more a wise person knows, the more the person knows how
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