Deep Cold Nights & Veggie Impacts

Gardening Weather

2/16/2021 – So far this winter we have had four spells of 2-3 nights in a row in the mid to high 20° temperatures. This morning the low here at Sundown Farms was 20° and did not get above freezing until noon.

By sundown, the temperature was again below 32° and fell to 25° by sunrise on 2/17/2021. From Texas through the southeast is even colder than us here on the coast. Long-term electrical outages occurred in Texas days after the worst of the cold.

Impact on Garden Plants

  • Cabbage – The Cheers and the New Jersey Wakefield had no impact.
  • Daikon Radish – Were stung hard but we were done with them anyway.
  • Bok Choi – ???
  • Chinese Cabbage – ???
  • Onions – None of the onions were impacted.
    • Yellow Potato Onions
    • Red onion sets
    • Warrior Bunching Onions from seed
    • Bunching onion sets from the feed store
  • Balero Carrots in Mary’s Garden – No Impact
  • Leeks – No impact
  • Spinach in Mary’s Garden – No Impact
  • Tehama Lettuce in Mary’s Garden – No Impact
  • Salad Bowl Lettuce in Mary’s Garden – No Impact
  • Buttercrunch Lettuce in Mary’s Garden – No Impact
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