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The water came, not from the sky, but from the sprinklers left on overnight in an attempt to raise the ambient temperature for sensitive plants closer to 32 degrees than the predicted 25.  The ice shows that the precautions were not unwarranted.  At 4:30 a.m. our back porch thermometer registered 35 degrees, but I suspect it was quite a bit colder than that—the sensor is located near the house and above the worms, which had their own heating lamp for the night.

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How did the page orange tree hold up, or can you tell yet?

Posted by joyful on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 4:54 pm

I think it's fine. I picked the last orange yesterday. (It was a very small first crop.) That's it in the left picture.

There's another hard freeze predicted for tonight, so we'll probably have (non-edible) icicles again tomorrow.

Posted by SursumCorda on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 5:27 pm
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