Mine got hit as well! It ain't always perfect but they keep on growing!
Funny how that works out. I also find it amusing that many plants in nature are fairly hardy indeed. However, everything we humans eat and cultivate is very tender/delicate/perishable. Guess we simply love the good stuff. ;)
Ouch! Mother Nature is really being fickle this year.I bought a new digital scale too. Now I can weigh fractions of an ounce up to 12 pounds! It was always just "close" before.
I had to amend my numbers just slightly. My just close numbers we off by 2oz for each harvest. It appeals to the data nerd in me to be able to calculate to decimals of an ounce. I was pretty much hit out of the blue with that cold snap. strange it didnt hurt anything other than the potatoes and solanums. I thought peas were fairly weak in cold temps, but they are happy as can be.
Sorry about your weather. Ugh. Freezer temps are so far off my radar down here now, it'll be next November most likely. Hang in there. Better days are coming!!
I'm not worried guy. The broccoli are getting huge in both the east garden and in the front. The wheat is several inches tall. The beans are working along about to poke through the leaf mulch. The corn has to be in there somewhere. I've been eating fresh salad greens all week. Last night I took some of the red russian and curly kales and wilted them down lightly in lemon vinegar with butter. I couldn't believe how much more yummy it was compared to other kales I have eaten. The Potatoes are rough but they have plenty of good undergrowth. Even if those had all burned it would not be long until they sprouted forth again. Now that the spuds have tasted the sun, there is no stopping them. Everything else is fine. If I lost anything it is the tomatoes, several peppers, and a few eggplant. All of which I have spares inside aside from the peppers but I started some new pots a week ago. ;)Thanks for the concern!
Eager beaver! I have been sitting on my hands (& my starts) to keep from planting too early. This link http://www.plantmaps.com/interactive-michigan-last-frost-date-map.php shows both of our areas as frost free for late april, but over the past 14 years of gardening, I've learned it's more like Mother's Day is a good rule of thumb for last frost. Good thing you have backup plants =)
Backup plants are a blessing. That last 20F day out of the blue was a surprise. I'm giving the solanum bed this week to see if any of the stalks of peppers, okra, tomatoes, and eggplant wish to come back prior to trying to dig up and replant anything. I knew that the tomatoes were growing back just prior to the freeze but that might have finally done them in. Ah Michigan. Poor wings.
Those freezing nights can be a drag. Glad to see your taters will survive. What doesn't kill them only makes them stronger right. How did your brassicas hold up?
The brassicas are in love with life. The ones planted in february on the east garden which gets few sun are huge. The ones in the front are proper plants. Those original 9 I planted out there. The other 20 I put out there are growing fast as well. How have yours turned out?