Late frost - got my “watch for it” going on….

NCHillbilly

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"Late frost" in mid-February? :oops:
Our average last frost date here is May 10th. It's been in the low 20s about every morning this week. I need to move down there in the winter. :)
 

Jim Boyd

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"Late frost" in mid-February? :oops:
Our average last frost date here is May 10th. It's been in the low 20s about every morning this week. I need to move down there in the winter. :)

Our “late frost” would be early to mid March.

15-20 days from now.

Grass is growing, some flowers are starting to bloom and many trees (including sawtooths) are budding.

We just watch and wait!
 

Jim Boyd

Senior Member
"Late frost" in mid-February? :oops:
Our average last frost date here is May 10th. It's been in the low 20s about every morning this week. I need to move down there in the winter. :)

We got plenty of room.

Acreage is relatively cheap.
 

NCHillbilly

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Our “late frost” would be early to mid March.

15-20 days from now.

Grass is growing, some flowers are starting to bloom and many trees (including sawtooths) are budding.

We just watch and wait!
They're calling for snow here tonight and high temp in the 30sw tomorrow. :(
 

Jim Boyd

Senior Member
Dont say that too loud, yankees will hear and you will be overrun.

I do not know of a single Yankee or Atlanta yuppie down here.

May be here but they are not my neighbor or in my friend base.
 
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NCHillbilly

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We got plenty of room.

Acreage is relatively cheap.
I already own a place on the SC/GA line just above Augusta in McCormick County, on the Little River arm of Clark's Hill. I'm headed down there next weekend to get away from this winter crap for a couple days, catch some crappies and catfish. :)
 

Jim Boyd

Senior Member
They're calling for snow here tonight and high temp in the 30sw tomorrow. :(

This takes us to late February but I am still watching and worrying.

I have about 250 sawtooths and 50+ pears to worry about plus fruit trees, bushes, flowers, etc.

They will be fine if God wills it!

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livinoutdoors

Goatherding non socialist bohemian luddite
Good luck sir! We got the fire blight up here bad last year. Hoping for a better year this go round.
 

fireman32

"Useless Billy" Fire Chief.
I stay nervous until about Easter here, need to check my trees since it’s been pretty warm the last week or so.
 

NCHillbilly

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Snow on the ground here this morning. High is supposed to be about 34.
 

Hoss

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Seeing a few flowers blooming and trees budding in the Augusta area and on a drive down south yesterday toward Girard yesterday saw a quite a few trees with buds. Mrs. Hoss is hankering for warmer weather, but I’m fine with it staying a bit cooler. Don’t need another year like last year with things blooming and then a hard frost. I want some peaches this year.
 

Jim Boyd

Senior Member
Don’t need another year like last year with things blooming and then a hard frost. I want some peaches this year.

Exactly the issue.

We caught a late frost the last 2 years. We made almost zero sawtooth acorns and made pears very sparingly.


Good luck Hoss
 

Jim Boyd

Senior Member
I’m watching out 10 days but the next few days are worrisome.

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Jim Boyd

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fireman32

"Useless Billy" Fire Chief.
Checked mine today, pears and sawtooths still dormant.
 
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