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Old 04-24-2016, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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This is my first thread of yours so I'll be curious to see how your year goes. I looked at the first and last pages of your 2015 thread and this year seems to be starting off completely different!
You made me do the same just now. Just looked at the 1st and last pages. I went from having crazy long lasting deep amount of snow on ground in March wanting to till the soil ..... to .... record number of temps in the 80s in August and September and wanting winter. LOL. That's me alright.
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Old 04-25-2016, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Being on Long Island you can do a few days or a week sooner unless you live in the sandy soil area where it gets cooler at night compared to rest of Long Island. (Pine Barrens)
Hmmm. Pine Barrens are usually pretty sandy. What's the difference?
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Old 04-26-2016, 04:14 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Hmmm. Pine Barrens are usually pretty sandy. What's the difference?
Yup. That's exactly it. Sandy soil radiates the best. Heat escapes not only much quicker than other soil types but also much more. So when conditions are prime, those locations will show a significant difference vs surrounding areas.


Here's a thread I created on the weather results from soil types. Good links, studies, and info on there.


Micro Climates due to Soil types
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:28 AM
 
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I've been camping in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, so I've definitely thought about the heat.
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Old 04-27-2016, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Wont be an early plant out year. Pattern not supporting a big warmup.


Frost and Freeze Warnings where growing season started in CT, MA, NY, NJ, PA, RI.


Cold night, protect those plants!
Freezing temps all the way to the CT coast!



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Old 04-28-2016, 04:33 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Here are the 6am temps. MUCH higher than models and forecasts! Bridgeport was forecasted to hit 33, only 45 right now.

Notice the Sandy soil of Westhampton Beach in Long Island. Hit freezing there while rest of Long Island stayed in the 40s!



Chilly inside though so I got the stove going.

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Old 04-28-2016, 04:53 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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I live right between the 45 and 32 mark on LI. Think I'll just light the stove on the east side of my house. ;-)
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Old 04-29-2016, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Garden Bed #1.

The layout..


Only things not in yet are the Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Eggplants, Hot Peppers and Bell Peppers.
In 2 weeks they will be unless its still too cool. Below normal with Cloudy and Rainy days next several days.





Garden Bed #2.

Only things not in ground yet are the Brocolli Rabe, Cauliflower and Cabbage. Next week they will be.





Garden Bed #3. Don't laugh. I don't know why I keep doing it every year? Notice the Big Trees. It only gets like 3-4 hours of afternoon sun. I had Potato success but this year I decided to try Squash and Pumpkin. lol





Potatoes popping and it hasn't even been warm. I pushed aside the Hay when it was sunny to get the sun to hit the soil directly. I will push back the hay when they grow some more. The stem shouldn't be exposed to light




Close up



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Old 04-29-2016, 11:09 AM
 
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Somebody really likes hot peppers.

What's going in next to the onions in bed #1? What about those two pots in front of the fava beans?
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:48 AM
 
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Somebody really likes hot peppers.

What's going in next to the onions in bed #1? What about those two pots in front of the fava beans?
Haha! I needed more letters in "HotPeppers". Lol. All pots will have hot peppers, I think there are 30 of them? I havent counted yet.

4 rows of onions, sorry I got lazy and just drew lines instead of typing it.
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