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Re: [nafex] Cold

ditto; we had 15F last night and I just recieved my order of fruit trees and 
fruit bushes and 1/3 are already in 1/2" protruding leaves. Do I hold in the 
dark cool basement a couple weeks or plant the second the ground thaws? 
Mn.Del Z2/3

>From: "Christopher Mauchline" <mauch1@aol.com>
>Reply-To: nafex@yahoogroups.com
>To: nafex@yahoogroups.com
>Subject: [nafex] Cold
>Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 14:22:48 -0000
>It's been a cool, damp spring here, so much flowering, growth has
>been delayed, but things have begun to push (apricot began flowering
>last weekend)  Tonight temperatures are predicted in the low 30s and
>Wednesday night I've seen predictions as low as 27 degrees.  If I
>lose my fruit crop for the year so be it, but on a number of plants
>the leaf buds have elongated and are starting to open.  I'm concerned
>that the buds might be killed and I might lose the plants.  Is this a
>legitimate concern?
>I can set up a sprinkler in one place, but my plantings are somewhat
>scattered.  If we do get to 27 degrees I'm not sure a sprinkler would
>Any suggestions?
>Chris Mauchline
>SE PA, zone 6
>P.S. One thought I had (since many of my plantings are small) was
>that I could drape the plants with buds the furthest out with wet

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