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Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 17, 2011
8:18 PM

Post #8378262

.. about this prolonged warm up? I'm loving it, but it's mid February! and too many things are starting to put on new growth. I'm pretty sure winter isn't over yet. I wish there was a way to slow stuff down.

X
donnacreation
Sumter, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 18, 2011
3:41 AM

Post #8378462

I share your concern. The average last frost in the midlands is early/mid April. Accuweather is predicting a week or 2 of much below normal temps in early April. I have lots of tomato and pepper plants that I won't plant until early April, extended forecast permitting. I'm just hoping we don't dip into the teens again in March.
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 18, 2011
5:33 AM

Post #8378596

Whats really hurting me at the moment are all the seedlings in the greenhouse are starting to really grow .. usually the cooler temperatures slow them down enough to keep them small til the middle of March. If this keeps up I'm not going to have room for everything if I have to start repotting into 1 gallon pots!
Linny1
(Linny) Salem, SC
(Zone 7b)

February 18, 2011
6:50 AM

Post #8378714

I was thinking the same thing yesterday. It always gets cold again in March -- March winds -- but last year I planted tomatoes before April 15th and got away with it. No frost. Maybe the warming is going to have an effect. Good or bad depends on one's perspective, I guess.

Good luck with everything,
Linny
huneybunch_2000
Montrose, AR
(Zone 8a)

February 18, 2011
8:30 AM

Post #8378858

The trees here are budding , daffodils are blooming, phlox is peaking its head above the ground..It thundered here in Feb, My Granny says, "If it thunders in Feb, there will be a frost in April." I dont know about that, but I do know this warm weather sure is giving me the gardening fever.. I worry most about my fruit trees budding out then being hit by a cold snap. Trish
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 18, 2011
9:27 AM

Post #8378918

I know what you mean about garden fever .. I can't stay out of the yard!

LavinaMae
Grantsboro, NC
(Zone 8b)

February 18, 2011
5:09 PM

Post #8379668

I have some buds on my blueberrys hope it does not hurt them as I am afraid we will have more winter weather

Lavina
catmad
Pelzer, SC
(Zone 7b)

February 19, 2011
4:14 AM

Post #8380147

I worry about everything *G*. So far, the fruit trees haven't budded, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed they'll hold off.

My Daffodils usually bloom late January, but they're just starting (first blooms yesterday), and the only veggies growing are my overwintered stuff, and peas and lettuce.

I'm hoping for the best. Sigh.
StonoRiver
Johns Island, SC

February 24, 2011
8:35 PM

Post #8391282

Scared poop-less, Xerantheum...(think that might pass the censors on this board)...sense another real killer cold spell coming, but it will be the last, then the Real growing can begin. That means a real scramble for me...
rednyr
Sumter, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 25, 2011
3:34 AM

Post #8391489

62 here in Sumter at 6am no less! I agree X - my Dat's are growing so fast I am going to be crunched big time for space...let alone the hosta's, bleeding hearts, daylilies and asiatics I bought bare root that I need to pot up yet lol...yes we can say spring fever here...
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 25, 2011
4:05 AM

Post #8391512

Anyone remember when the last frost occurred last year? I've been going through my 2010 garden calendar but I apparently forgot to write it down.
rednyr
Sumter, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 26, 2011
2:44 PM

Post #8394309

I was thinking last year it was in march and the 4 preceeding years were all in April...they just had that posted on our local tv website but I can't find it now...sorry :(
Linny1
(Linny) Salem, SC
(Zone 7b)

February 26, 2011
4:02 PM

Post #8394405

I remember thinking oh drats I really blew it by planting my tomatoes before April 15th, but there was no frost, so that makes me think the last frost was late March.

Linny
rednyr
Sumter, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 26, 2011
5:25 PM

Post #8394530

Tryciritis is now up too...along with Agastache, Nepeta, BES, and numerous other perennials...I've just raked the leaves into a pile in front of all the beds so I'm prepared cover it all back up, this next week of rain and warm weather is really going to kick it all in...

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