I’m sure you are well aware by now, but the country is going through some QUITE cold weather. Here in Southern Louisiana its no different. Yesterday it was 70 degrees until about 5 oclock when this North Pole front came through, dropping temperatures into the mid to low 20s. Followed by a sunny day never really getting above 35. Tonight is supposed to be the bad one with temperatures falling into the mid to LOW teens.
Temperatures like that are hell on tender plants, of which, I have too many of. We also wanted to take some extra special precautions to make sure that some of our plants definitely make it through this upcoming intense long freeze (its going to be below 32, for over 12 hours).
Here are some of the things we have done for our citrus trees.
I realize now I probably should have thrown at least a sheet or two over some things in the garden. Oh well I guess. I can certainly say these recent frosts have done HELL to the daikon radish and even the broccoli I have been growing. Some that were doing ok, are definitely now dead. Most of the daikon have just had enough freeze thawing, and even the larger mustards are starting to throw in the towel. I can assure you this is the winter from last year… Here is a reminder of last year at this EXACT same time. (Looked at the time stamp, says Jan, 16, 2013. Go figure)