been checking temps since 3am. Started nose diving hard but temps are creeping back up a few degrees. Just enough to halt frost hopefully. sunrise will be in about an hour. It was a good 8 to 10f below reports, the roof temps were extraordinarily low.
I have been in ground for eight or nine years and have never not been home and safely say wtf
on a side note i found a snake crawling up the door, and alligators frozen in place
@guywithtrees They're iced up. Sprinklers left on to save them... chunks of ice are falling off of the branches, hopefully indicating that the water from sprinklers froze first, covering the unfrozen branches and buds. I hope
Frozen only on the outside, not inside that ice cocoon. I hope.
icicles??? thats insane. They look fantastic considering what they went through. i think damaged plant tissue shows its self pretty quickly. The ground stayed well above freezing, especially in areas that were well mulched.
I used to water when it got down into the low 40s but i was afraid of shock or providing more water for freezing. Even today i waited for it to warm up as the ground water never dips below 70
Now i will just focus on mulching and planting more banana and coconut to cut exposure to the north.