[NAFEX] winter kill
derry and bill
wchase at interchange.ubc.ca
Mon Jan 15 16:05:22 EST 2007
Is there anyone in the East, or even eastern WA, or Bernie Nikolai in
Edmonton, who can tell me how cold they think it gets in the soil when
the above ground temps are -30°C or -40°C (colder than -20°F). My
conversion ruler doesn't go below -20°F!
I have (above ground)pots of M9 and M26 apple whips and the above ground
temperature has reached -12°C (+10°F). They are out of the wind in my
carport. There is no snow cover in my carport.
Should I be concerned?
I also have St Julian A plum whips and Mazzard cherry whips outside with
snow cover and the overnight low temperature has reached -12°C. Any ideas?
There is nothing much I can do now and the weather is reported to be
warming, but I'm interested to hear what growers who have more
experience with cold temps have to say
south coastal B.C.
I must add that it is marvellous to have the sun reflecting off the snow
instead of our usual grey rainy days in January. In 2006 we got 11
inches of rain in January. Yuk!
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