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Old 12-26-2018, 12:01 PM
 
Location: 59N
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Norway:

Yesterday, around 3C.


Christmas Eve, around -8C.
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Old 12-30-2018, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Just another winter day with less than an inch. Surprise snow showers this morning.

Dusting to deck and roof but not grass and roads.

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Old 12-30-2018, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Central Louisiana
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Some winter vegetables in garden.

Picked some broccoli for tonight.



Cabbage



Collards

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Old 12-30-2018, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Some winter vegetables in garden.

Picked some broccoli for tonight.

Cabbage

Collards
Cool! Looking real good too! I guess no freezes?. I wonder if the soil ever gets depleated or tired there.

Soil temp 4" down is 39F here. been under 45 since November. In 2 months I start pepper seeds.
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Old 12-30-2018, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Central Louisiana
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Cool! Looking real good too! I guess no freezes?. I wonder if the soil ever gets depleated or tired there.

Soil temp 4" down is 39F here. been under 45 since November. In 2 months I start pepper seeds.
Thanks.

We've had some freezes but those plants can tolerate temps below freezing. Frost is supposed to improve the flavor of greens. The coldest so far has been 27F on November 27. Last freeze was December 11; since then we've had some chilly days but pretty moist with too much cloud cover for the temp to drop that much at night. Cabbage is getting mildew because of so much moisture.

I don't really use my garden for much from about late January until I plant spring stuff in April.
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Old 12-30-2018, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Similar to gardening here in winter, those plants grow well, as well as lettuce and potatoes. Haven't seem mildew in cabbages before though -how cold are those chilly days you get?
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Old 12-30-2018, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Central Louisiana
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Similar to gardening here in winter, those plants grow well, as well as lettuce and potatoes. Haven't seem mildew in cabbages before though -how cold are those chilly days you get?
I'd say chilly is around 50F (10C)

Avg max so far this month has been 60.3F (15.7C).

This is what month to date looks like. Lately the cooler days have been accompanied by cloud cover/rainfall for the most part.


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Old 12-31-2018, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Similar to gardening here in winter, those plants grow well, as well as lettuce and potatoes.
You must have mild enough winters then to grow even the cool weather crops. Swiss chard, kale, collards, ect can only be done before December(Fall) here.

Potatoes?? Potatoes grow best in late spring/summer here. Don't they need warm soil??

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I don't really use my garden for much from about late January until I plant spring stuff in April.
Interesting. So the soil relaxes for just 3 months. Mine sleeps for 7 months. .

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This is what month to date looks like. Lately the cooler days have been accompanied by cloud cover/rainfall for the most part.
Even with all those chilly nights in the 40s one would think the soil is too cold to produce and grow stuff. It's because your day time gets in the 50s and 60s still. That helps keep soil warm enough.

You should start keeping track of soil temp. That would be cool to see.


Here's mine. I noticed it typically follows the minimum air temp, not the highs, but obviously more stable than the lows.

This morning it's 38.9F. Hasn't been below 35 yet. This month wasn't super cold. About normal.

I boxed out when its 50F+. Notice soil temps don't really warm up until May though.




Frosty Morning today. December 31, 2018: Inner Funnel and Tube will be back outside since we're getting 50s and rain again. Then back to freezing after the rain event.


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Old 12-31-2018, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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A few from yesterday.













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Old 12-31-2018, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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