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Old 12-04-2009, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I'm guessing being on the coast CC didnt get any snow, but I heard some fell in Victoria. Isnt that an hour away? Anybody have to breakout the shovel?
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Old 12-04-2009, 03:53 PM
 
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Shovel? Not hardly. I'm on the bayfront and we saw about 5 mins. of tiny, fluffy snow flakes mixed in with some sleet. Now the sun is out and it's crispy, cold and beautiful. I better cover up the tomato plants though...
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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We had sleet all day. It change to medium sized, fluffy snow flakes for about 10 minutes around 3, but went straight back to sleet and then cleared out.
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Old 12-10-2009, 04:59 PM
 
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The time it snowed here it turned into mushy sleet within couple of hours and went away No worries there.
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:43 AM
 
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Marlow, In your post dated 12/04/2009 you said you needed to cover the tomato plants. That is fantastic to have tomato plants in December. When were they planted? Were they producing new blossoms? How was production compared to summertime?
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:09 AM
 
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I probably planted those tomato plants in early September. And you can grow almost year round. Everything kinda stops producing in the hottest months (June-August) but if you can keep your tomatoes alive, they'll often start producing again. Or you can replant. For me, the best production is always from April to June. I've had good luck planting broccoli and cabbage in the fall also.
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:16 AM
 
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Marlowe,
Has this cold snap hurt your tomato plants? I hope to move to the CC area after retiring and would like to grow lemons, oranges and figs as well as vegetable crops.
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:34 AM
 
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That original tomato post was in 2009 and I didn't do a fall garden in 2010, so I don't have any tomatoes in the ground. Historically, you have been able to grow citrus, figs and vegetables here without any problem. We do, occasionally have a hard freeze like we're having now. When that happens, you water your plants well and cover them up as best you can and they usually make it. I have a lemon tree covered right now and I'm hoping for the best.

If the climate is changing such that we're going to have harder freezes more often, that will change things, of course.
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Portland, TX. (next to Corpus Christi)
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I think what we are witnessing is, simply put, a very rare event. Haven't had a cold spell here like this since 1989, from what I understand, even though there was that Christmas 2004 snowfall. I think every so often, things like this just happen, and isn't necessarily trending one way or the other, although I do believe that the planet undergoes periodic rises and falls in temperatures, not the "Greenhouse Effect", or "Global Warming" that the gov't elludes to.


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Old 02-04-2011, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I think what we are witnessing is, simply put, a very rare event. Haven't had a cold spell here like this since 1989, from what I understand, even though there was that Christmas 2004 snowfall. I think every so often, things like this just happen, and isn't necessarily trending one way or the other, although I do believe that the planet undergoes periodic rises and falls in temperatures, not the "Greenhouse Effect", or "Global Warming" that the gov't elludes to.


Ian
I would agree with that.
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