Not Happy with Mother Nature

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ScoobyRoo, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    I have a plum tree in full bloom and it is suppose to get down to 8 degrees in a couple of days.[​IMG] [​IMG]
    It'll freeze the blooms off again!
  2. Ec_Prokta

    Ec_Prokta Continuum Shift Anomaly

    Jan 14, 2009
    Get the blooms? [​IMG]
  3. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    Did it start to bloom already this year and they died because it got cold?
    We kind of had that last year, it was getting so close to spring and everything was starting to bloom but it was still too cold for everything so some stuff died or didn't do very well last year.
  4. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    It is full of blooms/buds right now. If it gets below freezing or a hard freeze it will freeze the buds and no fruits will develop. 2 years ago here in SE Kansas everything was in full bloom (I mean EVERYTHING) had a hard freeze and damaged a lot of trees and flowers. No cherries, peaches, grapes etc.etc.! Some trees died. [​IMG] I just hope the weatherman is wrong and it doesn't get cold enough to damage our fruit crops. [​IMG]
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    The lowest I've seen forecasted for us (central Kansas) is 18 tomorrow morning. We lost basically our whole wheat crop 2 years ago to the late freeze. The wheat isn't as far along now as it was then so hopefully we won't have a repeat of that.
  6. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    Is it a large tree? I cover my trees and shrubs if I think there will be a freeze. My yard looks funny but it does protect the buds.
  7. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    Yes, the tree is 15yrs old and not a dwarf variety. Too tall to cover. I guess I could cover what branches we can reach. My DH also informed me that our cherry tree was starting to bud out.
  8. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    Do you have any torpedo kerosene heaters??

    Clearly a bad idea for the long haul, but for one or two nights to save the crop?
  9. geareduplyn

    geareduplyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2008
    Salley SC
    We also experienced a hard freeze two years ago. Froze the peaches and cherries which were just out of the boot and the new leaves on all the trees. I saved my peach crop(one tree) with my kerosene lanterns. I had five of various sizes and capacities. I spaced them equally around the tree just inside the drip line. I lost some topmost young fruit but most survived.

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