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Quote of the Day: Robert Frost

December 29th, 2013

“Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice.”

Robert Frost

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It’s beginning to feel like it might end in ice around here! No thawing yet and 6″-10″ inches of snow coming today and tomorrow. It’s certainly a mess out there, I can’t imagine what all the trails back in the woods looks like.

What’s the worst weather issues you have in your garden?

9 Comments to “Quote of the Day: Robert Frost”
  1. Mich on December 29, 2013 at 5:17 am

    Currently part of my garden has surface water sitting on it, as does my big vegetable plot. :(

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  2. whit on December 29, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Same as Mich. Our ground water is pretty high here…we’re usually slogging til May. The best thing though is we hardly had to water our plants till July.

    Hope you stay warm and safe.

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  3. Nebraska Dave on December 29, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Susy, your area of the country is having a time of it this Winter. Hopefully, you will get some relief soon. I almost feel guilty even saying that the last couple days have been gorgeous here in Nebraska. Temps were in the 50s both days and all the snow is gone. We are back to the ugly dirty brown. I hope we start getting some snow soon. I don’t want to start the garden year dry.

    The only damage to garden areas for me has been the summer storms that have brought winds up to 80 MPH in a micro burst. I do vertical growing with tomatoes and cucumbers. Eighty MPH winds create real problems with vertical growing. Fortunately we don’t get them every year and both my gardens are some what protected.

    Have the best weather day that you can.

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  4. Anna on December 29, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Here in NJ, snow is gone and we have a lot of rain. Still, well under freezing at night. But checked on the Brussels Sprouts I left in the raised beds and they’re pretty sad. Am probably going to have to pull them. On Solstice, we planted about 60 plugs of Claytonia in one bed and covered them with many layers of Agribon (it was near 70 degrees!). I want to peek under and check them out, but maybe I’ll order my new garden seeds instead. Carrots in two cold frames are about 2 inches long, so we can’t eat them yet, though our dog considers them a rare delicacy. It’s hard to be a gardener in winter. I feel like a kid waiting for Xmas…but in my case, it’s the last frost date!

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  5. laura on December 29, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Now that is how winter should be, imho.

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  6. amy on December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    At this time of year….ditto….Mitch and Whit. It is muckety muck.

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  7. Colleen on December 29, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Right now, its dreary and wet. We would gladly share a little of your snow.

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  8. Brenna on December 29, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Right now in AK my raised beds are buried under around a foot of snow!

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  9. Greg on January 2, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    same problem as much of the country. it is too cold and there is too much SNOW! our kale is kicking still and pushing back against single digit temps. we have had to protect it from the heavier snows though.

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