Sigh of relief here- it looks like much of the threat of extreme frost has passed with last nights lows much higher than predicted- at least in my region. The long term forecast right now is for normal temps with only occasional light frosts that should do no damage.
Today my tomato and pepper plants leave my crowded bedroom and go to the unheated green house where they will grow to almost bearing age plants before being put in real soil. I moved some greens there a week ago.
Hopefully the severe cold we went through only dealt a fatal blow to J. plums and apricots- I’m even holding out hope on getting some J’s from buds not quite open yet. The peaches and nects were ruined before spring anyway.
Slight chance of a light frost Sunday night so I’ll wait till Monday to move peppers and tomatoes to the green house. Last week a small potted fig saw 28 degrees. All the leaves remained perfect except a 1/2 inch still folded tip leaf. It was crisp. Fortunately peppers and tomatoes were inside sitting comfortable on the pool table.
21.7F last night for me, which is low, but not as bad as the 16.5 I got a few days ago. Looks like clear sailing from here out. Today, I’ll be planting the trees I got on Friday. Maybe starting my potatoes soon too.