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edweather(Zone 5a/b Central NY)March 5, 2012

In Z5, north of Syracuse, NY, your garaged overwintering container blueberries begin leaf out on March 4th. Time for me to get with the program! Tomorrow looks to be a nice day to give them some sunshine. Not today......current temp. is 23F.

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red_chucks(5 (Chicago))

Al once called this the blueberry two-step. Good luck keeping them from a frost.

My nectarine and peach mini trees both budded in my unheated, windowless garage last week. I took them outside for a couple of days, now they are in the laundry room (does that count as 1 two-step or 2 steps). The forecast for the rest of the week is warm.

The peony trees and figs are breaking dormancy too. It was never below 0 at my house (Zone 5).

red_chucks

    Bookmark   March 5, 2012 at 9:43PM
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gunnersm8

had something growing year round this year. 365 and counting. going for 730...
kind of ridiculous really. im not complaining much though. i think we had 8-10 days below freezing this winter

    Bookmark   March 6, 2012 at 2:15AM
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capoman(5a)

Not container plants, but all my fruit trees in the yard are having buds swell up WAY too early. I hope we don't get any late frosts or I won't get much fruit this year.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2012 at 11:33AM
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edweather(Zone 5a/b Central NY)

They're outside now. Yeah, I'll definitely be doing the second half of the two-step later today, putting them back in the garage. Possible record warmth tomorrow!

    Bookmark   March 6, 2012 at 2:29PM
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