Brrrr, the last few days/nights have been the coldest we’ve had in 5 years.
I know, I know, another post about wussy Californians complaining about the weather BUT it was colder in LA than New York and that’s a FACT. Ah, yes… all signs point to “global weirding” scenario, going from one extreme to another and no in-between.
From the news
“Golden to frozen, California faces epic cold snap” and this clip of Californians “Overacting” to the cold snap. Pretty funny!
Last winter was such a mild one so a cold snap was long overdue.
It was very cold, but, thankfully, not as bad for us as the Deep Freeze of 2007 that left our garden “Black & Blue”. That year we lost all of our bananas, basil and the cold set the citrus, guavas and many other plants back a few years, plus we were out of the salad business for a few weeks. This year, we were better prepared (and hopefully smarter!) with the several layers of row covers, plastic, and tarps which helped keep all of the raised beds above freezing – with many of the greens thriving and growing under the snug covers. This year the deep freeze, as expected, did (some) damage to a few tender perennials that were in the front yard – like the African blue basil, and the guavas. So far, they are not a complete lost, since it appears only the leaves were damaged and they should grow back in a season.
So far, we’ve been lucky (blessed) and thankfuly the temps are warming up! Highs will be in the upper 70’s and lows mid 40’s by the weekend!
How did your garden fare?