lost it all I think

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by muggin_girl, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. muggin_girl

    muggin_girl Active Member

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    :waa: I was just looking at my garden under 2 inches of snow!!!!!! I think I will have to start from scratch. I just hope the grass seed bounces back because that stuff is expensive. What a drag. :grump:
     
  2. big rockpile

    big rockpile If I need a Shelter

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    m_g Not so fast maybe not all is lost.Snow in a way can help,by insulating.Lot of your Root Crops should be ok,Lettuce,Spinach,should be too.Grass can handle most things.

    Just have faith !

    big rockpile
     

  3. Nax

    Nax Well-Known Member

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    If you planted cold crops, spinach, lettuce, radishes, chard, onions, peas--they will be fine. I had 2 inches this morning as well, and what had already sprouted looks nice and perky and green amongst the snow. Such crops can take it. They produce natural anti-freeze. And if nothing's sprouted yet, they'll just wait for some warmth to germinate and should be fine. Be happy. If you live near to where I live, we needed the moisture. :)
     
  4. muggin_girl

    muggin_girl Active Member

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    Nax I am about 2 hours above you. And Rock thanks for the words. :)
     
  5. HoosierDeb

    HoosierDeb Well-Known Member

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    all of mine were under snow this morning and looked fine this evening when the snow had melted.. had lettuce, onions, radishes and spinach... so far, so good
     
  6. MoonShine

    MoonShine Fire On The Mountain

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    We had some snow here too....my cabbages look better now than they did before! They're much happier plants after the snow.....go figure :rolleyes:
     
  7. Kazahleenah

    Kazahleenah Disgruntled citizen

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    my seedlings didn't seem the least bit hurt. the snow is now melted (we had 4-5 inches) and they are growing even faster now.... much needed moisture :D How did your garden fare?

    Kaza
     
  8. momofmany

    momofmany Dayenu farms

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    Mine loved the two feet of snow they got a few weeks back.

    Turnips did better than I thought they would.
     
  9. Nax

    Nax Well-Known Member

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    My stuff keeps chugging along--although a little slower since we can't seem be get any sun or break 40 degrees. I can't believe how good my peas look though. I've never had them up this far so early before. I'll be putting in a second planting of everything this weekend if it doesn't get too wet.
     
  10. evilbunny

    evilbunny Well-Known Member

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    had a similar thing happen years ago. My peas and lettuce were covered with nearly a foot of snow, everyone told me I was insane for planting so early.

    The snow insulated the plants, the next 3 days it was below zero temps, on the 4th day it started warming up, 40 degrees that day, and up to 65 by the end of 4 days. The snow melted slowly and provided a nice gentle release of moisture on the plants. They were the sweetest, most tender veggies I've ever had.
     
  11. busy homestead

    busy homestead Well-Known Member

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    so how are things looking now??

    Christina
    athome in South Dakota