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#1 GTTinkerer OFFLINE  

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Posted June 13, 2012 - 05:30 AM

The thermometer reads 31* on June 13th in Northern Michigan and the windsheild on the truck is covered in a thin layer of ice, not frost, so it may not have helped to just cover the tomato plants.

About 90% of the cherry and apple crop was said to be lost about a month ago when the temps dipped into the high 20's.

Darn that global warming anyway.

Bill

Edited by GTTinkerer, June 13, 2012 - 05:31 AM.


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Posted June 13, 2012 - 05:44 AM

I'm am so sorry for the fruit growers and everyone else effected by that cold weather your having , Al

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Posted June 13, 2012 - 05:59 AM

It's been cold here lately but not below freezing. I heard about that disaster in the fruit crop. It shows just how fragile our food supply is. Here we have a good crop of apples coming but there is a shortage of bees available for pollinating. There has been a lot of mortality in the bee populations both wild and the bee keeper hives that are rented by farmers for pollination. Some weird things have been happening in the weather and in the natural environment lately.

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Posted June 13, 2012 - 08:16 AM

WOW! 31 degrees and we are 1/2 through June. Amazing! This has been one heck of a weird year! We are having the same problems down here with apples, too. One local apple orchard said they are not going to have any apples at all this year!

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Posted June 13, 2012 - 08:19 AM

Some of our stuff locally was affected, but not as much as was first feared.

As for the bees, there is a nationwide problem with that. People are renting bee hives.

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Posted June 13, 2012 - 08:22 AM

Lat week we had the same thing.Yes even with the plants being covered we lost most of them.When you see ice you know its to cold to just have covered the plants.Larry

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Posted June 13, 2012 - 01:37 PM

Sorry to hear that Bill. This past year sure has been wierd, but I think it has more to do with el nina instead of global warming.

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Posted June 13, 2012 - 09:01 PM

Yep, some weird weather for sure. Monday afternoon, it was 33C, and ugly humid. This morning, it was 4c, and I had
to start a fire to get the chill out.

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Posted June 13, 2012 - 09:12 PM

I hope you don't loose too much in the garden.




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