[NAFEX] winter and trees in pots, Amanda's experience
amanda at wa-geek.net
Sat Nov 24 18:17:33 EST 2007
Sorry I haven't replied back sooner, thanksgiving holiday and family
The barrels are sitting on a 3" deep bed of lava rock - it may or may
not hold in heat from the day and distribute it at night.
Nighttime temps drop below 0 in late Dec-early Jan and climb into the
teens during the day and it stays like that for 3-4 weeks.
A picture of William's Pride on M26 is here
The view in this image is facing towards the southwest, the tree is
around 6 1/2 - 7' tall, not including the barrel. The lavarock you see
on the surface of the barrels was placed this year due to the neighbor's
cats discovering and using it as a kitty-box. The tree I'll admit is a
bit skimpy thanks to Bambi and her friends using it as a salad bar a few
Alan Haigh wrote:
> I wrote an article I recently submitted to Pomona titled True Lies in
> Horticulture Fruit Growers Should Know About which is about how actual
> experience in garden and orchard often contradicts the carefully
> obtained results of horticultural research. Of course research is
> always based on a much narrower range of variables than what exists in
> the outside world- nowhere is this more true than in horticulture.
> Now that you've tested the pots for escape roots I wonder if there are
> other protective factors at work here such as the ability of that lava
> rock to store heat and transmit it to the pots? Are your cold periods
> of very short duration where day temperatures quickly moderate the
> extremes of the night so the cold doesn't have time to penetrate the
> Where we get our worst winter damage from extreme weather is after
> either sudden changes in late winter when trees are just becomming
> active or after long periods of very cold weather with insufficient
> snow cover to insulate the ground. Two or three consecutive very cold
> nights sandwiched between very cold days can do much more damage than
> a single extremely cold night.
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