Our first average frost date is November 27th but generally the frosts don’t hit hard until late December and don’t really get serious until January.
Well, this year has so far been far from normal, so I’m not quite sure why we thought the status quo would continue in term of average frost dates. While spending a week freezing in Wyoming at home our citrus trees were freezing unexpectedly.
I’m really bummed out. This is the first year we’ve been able to get our orange tree – the only tree we didn’t cut down when we moved in – to fruit and it is loaded with fruit. I’m really hoping the fruit isn’t ruined. And I really hope our younger citrus trees made it through the freeze.
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I hope your citrus is ok. Our Meyer was still in a pot, so we dragged it to safety, but darn it, it was a hard freeze. Really wishing I'd mulched deeper in the veggie beds! Honestly, wasn't it 80 degrees just a couple of weeks ago?
When we saw the weather forecast, we actually got our freeze protection up in the daylight ~ not in the dark like other years. Everything seemed to be OK.
If we had been around we definitely would have taken care of it. So far it looks like the citrus pulled through OK. The summer crops are definitely done though and our Angel's Trumpet just can't get a break. Amazingly our ficus plant (indoor plant that is currently living outdoors thanks to our cats) made it through without so much as a single wilted leaf. Go figure.
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