Late fall in Maryland

Adam Fikso
Mon, 14 Dec 2009 10:04:42 PST
In some ways raised beds are warmer (although more exposed) that furrows 
into which cold air sinks and freezes and stays frozen longe.  Experiments 
have shown this over and over  It's counter intuitive re the idea of 
protecting plants from wind but compromises are possible,. At least two sets 
of factors operate, one being wind direction.

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On 13 Dec 2009, at 13:48, Jim McKenney wrote:

> thoughts all week have been with those of you in the West Coast: the
> Internet is full of postings relating to the awful weather out there - and
> not just on garden-related sites.

Well, here in Victoria, things have not been too bad.

For comparison, last December we had two or three nights of truly 
cold when it got down to -12C, whereas this year we had six nights or so 
it got down to -6C, no worse. And in February 1989 we had a month-long cold
spell sufficient to freeze the soil a good foot deep.

What's been more unusual is the rainfall which has been much greater this 
usually our really wet weather waits for January-February. As I said in a
posting a few days ago, if we have losses of bulbs, the wet weather 
the cold spell will be partly to blame.

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