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Cold winter guaranteed

Post: #282819 Odsox
Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:24 pm

I was cleaning out the potato box in the larder today and was about to cook the last 4 small Maris Peer for the chicken to eat. But they all had respectable shoots on them and soft hearted that I am I decided they give them a chance to procreate.
So I planted them in the middle of by bigger polytunnel, where it would need a really hard frost to reach, guaranteeing that that is exactly what will happen now.
So when it's minus eversomuch, and up to your armpits in snow, you have my permission to call me any name you see fit. :lol:
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Re: Cold winter guaranteed

Post: #282821 ina
Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:36 pm

Well, if you just keep the freezing temperatures to Ireland and leave us in Scotland above freezing, I don't mind... :mrgreen:
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Post: #282823 diggernotdreamer
Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:00 pm

do you mean you don't have a special warm quilt for this purpose, as a nutty all weather spud grower, I have a lovely warm quilt that came with some furniture made from double thickness bubblewrap ........... bring it on

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Post: #282824 Green Aura
Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:05 pm

I bought a punnet of posh, several different coloured, spuds from the reduced counter at T***o and they've all chitted. We've been talking about planting them but were worried it was too late. Do you think they'll do anything up here?
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Post: #282825 Odsox
Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:38 pm

No idea, but there's one way to find out.

Most winters I have volunteers come up in the garden about now and very often they are still there in Jan/Feb and then get blasted out of the ground by a storm. So it might just work in the tunnel.
I will have to look out a blanket of some description DnD, and keep it close by.
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Post: #282826 diggernotdreamer
Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:40 pm

I stapled a lot of those polypropylene feed sacks together as well and have made a lightweight and very large blanket, it can be rolled up when not in use and thrown over very quickly and covers all the foliage, it works better than fleece as it is a bit thicker

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Post: #282827 boboff
Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:53 am

I do hope so, its been nearly two years without a hard frost in Cornwall.
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Post: #282839 doofaloofa
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:51 pm

Thank glob the lidl sell snow shovels
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Post: #282848 Flo
Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:40 pm

Could do with a cold winter - anything to decrease the slugs and snails that won't cost me next season.

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Re: Cold winter guaranteed

Post: #283072 Odsox
Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:30 am

See, I told you ...
Woke up this morning to a FROSTY lawn.
In the 20 years I've lived here we've never ever had a frost in November. The "usual" time for us to get a frost is February or March when the sea temperature is at it's lowest, and even then it's not guaranteed.
So, sorry about that ... but I did warn you. :lol:
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Re: Cold winter guaranteed

Post: #283073 ina
Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:38 am

Cold, but sunny - what more do we want!
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Re: Cold winter guaranteed

Post: #283074 Green Aura
Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:37 am

Our spate of particularly odd weather i.e. it's been warm and sunny for the last few weeks, seems to have ended.

Today it's peeing down. Nothing unusual there then! :lol:
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Re: Cold winter guaranteed

Post: #283076 ina
Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:56 pm

Green Aura wrote:
Today it's peeing down. Nothing unusual there then! :lol:


Just your side of the country, though - it really is brilliant weather here today. Not going to last, of course - but enjoy it while we can.
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