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Re: Frozen Plants

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:47 am
by tronagirl
The cold weather is back. Friends in Ridgecrest said they actually had a thin layer of ice form on water bowls for backyard pets. Get ready for a cold three months. I don't know how bad it's going to be, but it could be both wet and cold with the El Nino rolling through! Burrrr!!!

Re: Frozen Plants

PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:11 am
by twister
tronagirl: It's like one extreme to the other around this place. Boiling hot in the summer and freezing cold in the winter and hardly any in between. How'd I wind up in a god-forsaken place like this?

Re: Frozen Plants

PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:34 am
by deathvalleyjake
twister: Actually I think that a lot of people who wind up in Trona ask themselves that same question from time to time. Not everyone enjoys living in the desert and most people prefer to live in some kind of area with more in the way of goods, services, and recreational opportunities. Trona is a great place for certain kinds of people, but it's not for everyone. And as long as the topic is plants, it's not a great place for most types of plants! Like you say, either the summers are too hot or the winters are too cold for the vast majority of plant species.

Re: Frozen Plants

PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:01 pm
by CoolChick
Protecting your plants in this frigid Sacramento weather
A couple good ideas shared that might help keep your plants from freezing to death!

Re: Frozen Plants

PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:26 am
by twister
I must not be getting up early enough because I still haven't seen any ice. I'm pretty sure it dropped below freezing the last two nights and so I'd expect to see some ice crystals at least, but so far nothing. My furnace sure has been working hard and so I know it's cold out there. There's no doubt about it.

Re: Frozen Plants

PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:57 am
by tronagirl
twister: No ice have I seen either. Not sure, but I've heard that El Nino years tend to be warmer albeit wetter. It's tropical moisture coming from down past Baja California and so it's bound to be warmer than moisture coming from up north.

Re: Frozen Plants

PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:57 am
by twister
tronagirl: I actually saw a little ice yesterday morning, but it was very thin and only on the north side of the house. It might not be getting quite as cold this year, like you say, because of the El Nino factor, but we still haven't seen much rain.

Re: Frozen Plants

PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:08 am
by ergot
El NiƱo is back. Here's how it works.
Like the title says, here's how it works.

Re: Frozen Plants

PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:34 am
by twister
Hopefully the last sub-freezing nighttime temperature is past and over and gone until next December. I won't miss it even during the hottest part of summer. Being too cold is worse than being too hot, but neither is good which is why pretty much everybody has heaters and coolers in their domiciles and vehicles! ;)

Re: Frozen Plants

PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:29 am
by tronagirl
It's that time of the year again! December is here and the nights might get a little cold! I don't think the temperature has dropped below freezing yet, but it might not be a bad idea to cover some plants up with mulch or other forms of protection.