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seedlings in snow

Posted by MyLittleRake CO (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 13, 14 at 16:11

I planted snow peas, spinach, carrots and lettuce about 2 -4 weeks ago and they have sprouted into little seedlings. It started snowing in the middle of the night last night and has continued throughout the day. Forecast is snow all night with a low of 20 degrees. I didn't cover these little babies with anything. Will they survive? There is a think blanket of snow over them now. Is there anything I can do at this point to protect them? I took a look at the snow peas and they seem like they are doing fine. Thanks

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RE: seedlings in snow

The snow is sufficient insulation. They will all be fine.

If it was 20 degrees without any snow cover, I would have suggested covering the lettuce. The peas, spinach and carrots will be fine either way.

RE: seedlings in snow

  • Posted by glib 5.5 (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 13, 14 at 18:52

the cabbage, we will find out wednesday. Monday night 2 inches of snow, Tuesday night lows of 23. I am very uncertain as to what to do, cover or not cover.

RE: seedlings in snow

I'd be happier if we were getting snow. Low 25 with no cover.

RE: seedlings in snow

Just to make you guys feel better...low of 0 F expected tonight! I've installed two layers of Agribon 19 plus six-mil poly for protection. The most sensitive among what I've already planted out includes beets and chard which don't really like anything below 25.

RE: seedlings in snow

I've mostly got brassicas out, but one row of lettuce. I'll cover that. Got two flats of brassicas not yet put out, luckily.

The onions can fend for themselves. The potatoes are under straw.

The soil is supposed to be at 50 F four inches down, so the seeds may be OK. Can always reseed.

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