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FROST on Aug the 8th

3waycross

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Here's whats left of my eggplant. Never seen anything like this, on the 8th of August.

 

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Wow. Is that normal for ya'll or is it just a fluke? We still have the sauna on high here.
 

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No one around here has ever seen anything like this. The last few years the first frost has been very late around the 3rd week of Sept.

We usually have a pretty big differential from night to day. Highs in the high 80 to low 90's then, high 40's or low 50's at night. This caught everyone by surprise. Needless to say it sure stops things from growing, especially Alfalfa.

This year we had 68 frost free days. Try raising anything with that kind of growing season.

BTW we are at 7050 feet elevation. That's high but not that high. This valley is surrounded by 14,000 foot peaks so our weather is usually very moderate, as the mountain ranges deflect a lot of the big storms.
 

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Jogeephus":29p47c4c said:
Wow. Is that normal for ya'll or is it just a fluke? We still have the sauna on high here.

Geeze, ain't that the truth. It's been as hot as be nice for the last couple of weeks. Suppose to cool down into the 80's by Thursday for a time.
 

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grannysoo":3cavrya3 said:
Jogeephus":3cavrya3 said:
Wow. Is that normal for ya'll or is it just a fluke? We still have the sauna on high here.

Geeze, ain't that the truth. It's been as hot as be nice for the last couple of weeks. Suppose to cool down into the 80's by Thursday for a time.
During the rain? :p

We are getting squished inside the "no rain zone" again. :frowns:

Frost or no rain in August for 2 weeks does about the same thing around here.
 

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We are at 3,000 feet and think we have a short growing time. Ours is long compared to yours. We usually have about 75 frosts a year any where from late March to early November but they are mostly in May June July August and very early September. Care has to be taken if tomatoes are planted too early in case a rogue frost comes by. This year we have had barely 25 frosts and no monster ones that stay about till 11 o'clock in the shade. Its been extremely warm this Winter. This coming weekend it
s supposed to get between 20 to 25 c should still be about 12 c. Toward the coast it will get to 30 c. I've never seen temps like this, this time of the season. All our bulbs are starting to flower ready for Spring. The willows have new leaves starting to come out as are the blossoms on the ornamental trees. We might be in for a long hot Summer. last Summer was very mild.
 

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