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gray1720

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Anyone get a touch of frost llast night?
« on: September 08, 2019, 10:22:39 »
Walking round our allotments this morning (Thames Valley, just north of the Cattle Crossing), I noticed a lot of very floppy looking squashes and pumpkins, and although the courgettes are still upright some of the flowers look as though they were nipped. Some potatoes looking poorly, others fine, so it must have been the lightest of touches of ground frost if that's what it was.

Seems very early for the soft south!

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Anyone get a touch of frost llast night?
« on: September 08, 2019, 10:22:39 »

gwynleg

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Re: Anyone get a touch of frost llast night?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2019, 13:26:16 »
Really hope not! I havenít been able to get up there yet, but sadly had just cut away some of the squash leaves to allow the sun to get at them....Hoping I havenít let the frost get them instead. Iím at the top of a slope so hoping that it didnt get my stuff - it does tend to get those people at the bottom of the slope instead.

gray1720

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Re: Anyone get a touch of frost llast night?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2019, 19:37:42 »
Confirmation from a mate at the other end of the meadow - he saw temperatures down to 3 (C, not K). His plot is raised enough that his  stuff seems OK, but his neighbour who has spent less time building the plot up had a few things nipped. Normally it's at least another month!

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gray1720

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Re: Anyone get a touch of frost llast night?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2019, 21:31:06 »
...and a visit tonight revealed a lot of black and crispy squash plants. Absolutely definitely a frost.

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Re: Anyone get a touch of frost llast night?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2019, 22:05:17 »
Minimum of 6 deg C here in N E Hampshire (CRONDALL Weatherstation reports) 08/09/19 Just one holey cloud is all it takes!
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Re: Anyone get a touch of frost llast night?
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2019, 06:45:27 »
10 days since the last, last night down to 2.8 deg C. Winter draws on .....
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