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 Post subject: Harvesting... frost damage :-(
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:17 pm 
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I just put up pics in th egallery and in my RC grow log of frost damaged leaf.

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That brownish tinge was caused by overnight frost. It will not recover from the damage.

If anyone is interested...
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 Post subject: Re: Harvesting... frost damage :-(
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Those don't look near as bad as the could have. When mine froze they started turning to mush. I cut away all that was bad and color cured them the best I could. After curing I used the tobacco as a mix. There was a lot of waste but at least I did not lose it all.


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 Post subject: Re: Harvesting... frost damage :-(
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If looks like might frost throw some of that frost cover over them. we still got some. I found another part roll this last spring probably another 50' x 15' sitting behind a door in shop :roll: Lee


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 Post subject: Re: Harvesting... frost damage :-(
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:27 pm 
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Hello rusty! Sorry to hear that

What temps do you get there at night?

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 Post subject: Re: Harvesting... frost damage :-(
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Well, it's been 39F-42F each morning... yesterday was a surprise for me!
Really made the tomatoes ugly ! They are mostly black now.

Yes, the Agribon would be good!
I think it would buy me more time.
1st year I used it to cover my havana and it worked real well.
Last year I cut most of it up to bag plants. I did 10 strains, so made a lot of bags!
This year... well, I lost it! Can't find it! Just a small piece I will use on some virginia that has not yet begun to grow buds,
I'm hoping I can keep it going long enough to generate seed for next year.

Yah, wasn't a hard freeze like turns everything to mush... yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Harvesting... frost damage :-(
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:47 am 
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Frost is funny. Nobody laughing. I used to think it had to get to 32º to frost. not So. gets to 32º to freeze. frost can come any place below 40º .With high humidity. It forms in upper air and falls frozen and sticks as ice on most objects.
cloth or cover will protect plants. Plastic touching plants do not protect. We sometimes cover plants with a cloth and put a string of Christmas lights under the cloth. Around plants or just on ground under plants . The heat from bulbs goes up into the tent of cloth and keeps plant from freezing even when down to 28º if for just short periods like couple hours in mornings. Lee


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 Post subject: Re: Harvesting... frost damage :-(
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:20 am 
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Yes.

it was 37F later this morning at 7am.


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 Post subject: Re: Harvesting... frost damage :-(
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It's now jan 23 and the thermometer on the porch said it was 33F and 40%h at sunup, this morning.

Yesterday I took a pic of that frozen tobacco which has been hanging outside on the fence for so long.

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It looks quite a bit like, as HH said, freezer-burned meat...

Some of it might be OK, and I'll try it again, in a blend.
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