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Daintree

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Brrrr... the weather outside is frightful!
« on: December 30, 2016, 09:55:25 PM »
Oh man, I hate it when it gets like this.  It hasn't been above freezing in days, and now we have an air inversion.  No sun, so it doesn't get warm in the greenhouse during the day.  By the 4th of Jan, it is supposed to hit -5.

Guess as a New Years present to myself, I will somehow squeeze all my citrus into the tropical house, so I can close the window between the two houses to keep the tropical house temp in the 50's.
Brrr...
Good news is that I switched from a 20,000 BTU gas furnace in the tropical house to a 30,000 BTU furnace, so I think it can do the trick!

Hope Florida and California are looking better than Idaho!!!

Carolyn

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Re: Brrrr... the weather outside is frightful!
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2016, 11:04:36 PM »
Yes we cool down to 72 today that's was from 85 the prior two day. It looks like it's going to be cooler next week with more rain on the way.

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Re: Brrrr... the weather outside is frightful!
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2016, 01:35:32 AM »
Been freezing all week here in SJ.
Low - 28F
High - 48F

My heated greenhouse is keeping at 55-60F.
Still very cold, lots of frost.
Freezing rain every other day in next weeks forecast.

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Re: Brrrr... the weather outside is frightful!
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2016, 01:03:58 PM »
Yes, has been cool here but so far lowest temp. was 31.5 but much cooler weather next week possible with Yukon Express coming down coast. But also looks like maybe "Pineapple Express" could follow mid Jan. :-\ :) 8)

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Re: Brrrr... the weather outside is frightful!
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2016, 02:51:05 PM »
The newspaper announced today that our nighttime lows for this week will be in the negative numbers.  To be on the safe side, I have moved all my citrus trees into the tropical house.  Very tight fit, but I fear the electric booster heater in the citrus house won't be able to keep up.  The tropical house should stay nice and warm!

Happy New Year, and I hope all you folks down south survive this winter in fine form!

Carolyn

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Re: Brrrr... the weather outside is frightful!
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2017, 02:14:57 PM »
Wow, that's cold Carolyn, but like my Son who lives in Nova Scotia thinks 31F is nice weather all depends on what your acclimated to temp. wish i guess. Get's below 40F and I'm cold :o. best of luck keeping your plants warm!

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Re: Brrrr... the weather outside is frightful!
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2017, 02:27:01 PM »
It's been a well balanced winter here near San Jose. Plenty of chill hours for the deciduous trees, but no cold snaps so severe they'd kill my tropicals. There has been frost, and a few mornings dipped as low as 29, but only my papayas have suffered serious injury. Mangos are still looking happy!

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Re: Brrrr... the weather outside is frightful!
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2017, 03:32:49 PM »
Yeah, I used to live in the Cariboo region of Central BC, and once it got above freezing, we were all running around in t-shirts!
Of course, my attempts at growing tropicals up there sucked...

 

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