Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Extreme cold

Now, we're wimps in the Southern U.S., but it's REALLY cold.  I'm saying good-bye to my perennial herbs in the raised beds up front  -- I should have thrown some frost blankets over them, but they're in front of the house (do I really want to look at frost covers?) 

Besides, we got home from Charleston late in the day, and I think the damage was already done.

A clean slate is not a bad thing, but I'll have to figure out what to plant in March that will look attractive, while we're gone in April.  Maybe I'll have to resort to cool-season annuals, if I can't get replacement herbs.


This was last year.  Effective, but not pretty.

4 comments:

  1. Sorry about the deep freeze, Lisa. Of course, that's what happens to us here in the north every winter, but I understand it's unusual for you. A clean slate isn't a bad thing, as you say. Will some of the perennial herbs go dormant and come back?

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    1. Possibly, some of the thyme might survive, and the chives, but the rest of the perennial mediterranean herbs are pretty sensitive in temps below 10°F, especially in containers or raised beds, at least in my experience! Oh, well. It does provide a check on their size....

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  2. Sorry for all your lost herbs. I hope this extreme weather comes to an end for you soon.

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    1. We're definitely not used to this sort of weather for weeks! Of course, I can replace all of my herbs -- and maybe the extra cold will knock back some insect pests...

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