My Garden Survived the Night

Last night as I was getting ready for bed, I observed that Environment Canada was predicting frost and according to the data logs a killing frost (-2oC) was likely in my opinion. EC was predicting -1oC. I put a sprinkler on and let it run all night. When I woke this is what the logs showed:
“26 May 2011

time condition temp. C
7:00 Mainly Sunny 1
6:00 Mainly Sunny -3
5:00 Clear -3
4:00 Clear -2
3:00 Clear 0
2:00 Clear 1

I found ice on the plants at the edge of the sprinkled zone but inside, everyone was happy. I may have pumpkins and spinach and caragana this year. Sometimes it pays to second-guess EC. They predicted -1 and the temperature reached -3. -2 is lethal to tender plants.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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