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Old 01-09-2017, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by 2 rainbows View Post
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than stated already re sw wa usda zn. 8A. Honestly that should be enough, please.

already know enough, thanks.
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:07 AM
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It got down to 2 degrees the other night, and it was 6 degrees last night. Supposed to "warm up" into the 30s, which will probably feel like the tropics! We put our fig tree into its own small greenhouse (4x4) that we got from the Greenhouse Megastore. I hope it does well; this was the first time we did that. Last time I peeked, its buds still looked good, but I haven't peeked since we had the supercold temps and snow the last few days. Put some potted chrysanthemums in a small "A-frame" greenhouse I got from the same place. Less worried about them, as long as they are out of the wind and ice and snow.

I don't have any tropicals or anything like that to worry about. My husband is raising some plants under lights in the basement. At this point, I don't care what they are, just seeing some GREEN is a pleasure. And our little scented rose geranium clipping actually has a blossom cluster on it! I hope that means it has grown some nice roots in its soil.
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Old 01-10-2017, 07:43 PM
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LoriNJ, let us know how your new greenhouse work out. Last year I looked into building a greenhouse but concluded that I still need to heat it & cooling it throughout the days & nights.

Tonight it's supposed to rain and the temperature in the 50s, that's HOT compared to a few days ago! . So I moved all my plants out of garage to let it drink H2O for next couple of days & soak up some rays
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:18 PM
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Will do. We are using the greenhouse not so much to keep the fig tree warm, but to keep it out of snow, ice and rain. It does get warm in there during the day (I can see moisture dripping down the sides of the greenhouse even on very cold days), but I am sure at night it's pretty dang cold. I would just like, for once, to not have our fig tree have to start from the ground in the spring. It would be nice to see some buds survive the winter. We have tried wrapping it in the past, but always got wood rot as a result. Not sure why. The little greenhouse is nice and roomy. I told the fig it may have to share next year.
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Old 02-15-2017, 03:15 PM
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Check it out in northern Maine..

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