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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:49 am    Post subject: Weather.... warning for this weekend. Reply with quote

Watch out this coming weekend. It's a bit away yet so there is a fair degree of uncertainty but it's looking like it will be a VERY cold one and it could last a number of days. Starting Sunday 13th March... Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:13 am    Post subject: weather Reply with quote

Thanks for that. Oh dear, I have a pile of seeds sown in pots in the greenhouse, but they are up on staging so I wonder if that would help protect them? Other than take everything indoors, what else can you do in a coldhouse to protect things?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would not leave anything in the greenhouse if it going to be as cold as it is forcast, even a possibility of snow!! I will be bringing everyting indoors, and anything outside I will be covering with garden fleece. Bulbs planted will be ok, but seedling on staging should be brought indoors to protect them.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:59 am    Post subject: weather Reply with quote

Maeve, thanks very much. They will all be going into the warm windowless garage for a day or two then but that is much better than losing them at this stage. Appreciate your help. Will need to keep an eye out for the forecast this week.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi;

Seeing the weather forecast, i am going to hold off planting my early potatoes and jsut weed rest of allotment.

But would it be ok to put garlic cloves down? I know its late but would i get away with it?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sainttoff,

No it is not too early to put garlic bulbs down, the frost won't do them any harm, well, this has been my experience. I planted onions and garlic about 3/4 weeks ago, and the garlic is growing really well. Onion slower than normal but there are plenty of green shoots above ground. I will be covering them with garden fleece or an old rug I keep especially for that purpose.

I am hoping to plant my early potaotes next thursday as per tradition, but if the forcast is not good, I may wait another week.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was going to hold off on my onions till next thursday but i weather is bad i leave them till end of the month, this be ok also?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes- that should be fine to leave the onions until later this month, I plan on doing the same!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maeve I have cleared out my greenhouse and everything is now in the garage! It's bitterly cold up here - not worth the risk. I hope that things warm up very soon.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have done the same myself, put all the seed trays, in to the bath, where I can water them!! I have also covered up the onions and garlic with the reliable garden fleece, and an old rug so that they are protected. I have also put the herbs I have in pots in the glass house and wrapped them in garden fleece also. I grew these last year to save them, I kept them in the greenhouse over winter, but the door froze during the winter snow and I could not get at the fresh herbs !!! But at least they survived and will be around again this year.

A local farmer has told told me that there is snow on the Cooleys today, which means that it is on the way to me!!

Keep warm
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forecast update. Notice the pink... the forecast is showing pink over these areas for the next two days Shocked


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like our region will get a blast of cold this week end sirsycho! I hope that this is the end of it and we can get on with gardening, there is so much to do at this time of year. Thanks for the tip on Michael Brennocks book, will be in town to collect it tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had snow in North Cork today, so it looks like I will hold off on planting spuds on Thursday.
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