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Learning 2020/2021 Gardening Thread

Tarheel1

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We will see I'm not sold personally 3 green ups seems like a big ask
Plants are very resilient. Not sure what the max numbers of regrowth, and freezes, it would take to kill the plants!?
 
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Plants are very resilient. Not sure what the max numbers of regrowth, and freezes, it would take to kill the plants!?
Me either I guess we are about find out. I vaguely remember there being a bunch of prerequisites that basically boiled down to plant health=stored energy=resilience after freezes
 

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Took a walk through the yard earlier:

Grass: Alive
Dandelions: Alive
Hydrangeas: Alive
Azaleas: Alive
Crepe Myrtles: Alive
Rose bushes: Alive
Henbit: Alive
Chickweed: Alive
Little maple tree: Alive

The little flowers on the Azaleas are not as robust, but it may be time for them to be done anyway. We only got down to 30 for a couple of hours, though.
 

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Me either I guess we are about find out. I vaguely remember there being a bunch of prerequisites that basically boiled down to plant health=stored energy=resilience after freezes
My Hydrangeas are taking a beating with these freezes. I think they'll survive, but i'm not sure i'm getting any flowers at this point.

Also, @Rain Cold you forgot one

Clover: Alive
 

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But duh cold felt so gud
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We lost 1 whole month of greenery , pretty impressive . Apparently though it will save us from the heat , the oppressive 70 degree heat . Oh the agony . Our year so far - 50s , and now likely straight to 80s and 90s. Hey at least we avoided those horrible 70s though. I mean who would want to have that?
 

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We'd have 90s by now!
When do you typically brown out in the fall? I ask, because if you don't regreen by May, and last till Halloween, you won't have a green lawn for 6 months this year...

let alone actual summer
 
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When do you typically brown out in the fall? I ask, because if you don't regreen by May, and last till Halloween, you won't have a green lawn for 6 months this year...

let alone actual summer
Right around Halloween. Yeah how depressing, last year was early March through early November
 

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My hydrangeas were burnt to the ground back at Easter so they didn't get much damage. My tomatoes turned out okay but my taters up in the front yard took a beating. The bermuda up front is toast as well.
 
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We lost 1 whole month of greenery , pretty impressive . Apparently though it will save us from the heat , the oppressive 70 degree heat . Oh the agony . Our year so far - 50s , and now likely straight to 80s and 90s. Hey at least we avoided those horrible 70s though. I mean who would want to have that?
What's impressive to me is how well most trees held up I would have expected more loss there.
 

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My hydrangeas were burnt to the ground back at Easter so they didn't get much damage. My tomatoes turned out okay but my taters up in the front yard took a beating. The bermuda up front is toast as well.
Get ready for every weed under the sun to try to take advantage of the late and likely thin bermuda green up unless you have preem down
 

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Get ready for every weed under the sun to try to take advantage of the late and likely thin bermuda green up unless you have preem down
It's all green when you cut it. I have a rather active and destructive lab so I gave up on fighting my weeds a long time ago. Whatever covers the ground works for me.
 

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The Hydrangeas didn't get nipped too bad. The growth at the bottom survived, maybe increased warmth from the ground radiation prevented the freeze.

Anybody got any recommendations for a drip system that I can customize the lines?
 

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The Hydrangeas didn't get nipped too bad. The growth at the bottom survived, maybe increased warmth from the ground radiation prevented the freeze.

Anybody got any recommendations for a drip system that I can customize the lines?
Just go to Home Depot or Lowe’s and ask for help in the irrigation section. Drip as you mentioned, is best and most efficient way to water. I’m not that handy and would just move the sprinkler around during our summer annual droughts
 
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