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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Oct 16, 2011 2:43 PM CST
The weather guessers are calling for 3 nights of low temps this week....42..42..43. Will my plumies be OK left out in the cold? or do I need to move them into the GH already? If I move them in the heaters most likely will not be on yet, but there will be heat from the day built up...enough to last?? Too big for the house house and the boys would likely have a leg lifting contest Blinking no thank you very much Thumbs down This is such a tough time of year and I'm really not wanting to fire up the GH yet...lite bill is finally down some. I will go by your advice. Thanks
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Oct 16, 2011 2:57 PM CST

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Do your temperatures generally go with the weather forecast ? Or are you usually a few degrees above? I would call it as I see it. 42 will not harm them, but be sure to start withholding water now because they will go dormant quickly with those temperatures.

Good luck!
If it's not too much hassle, place them in a protected area (under the eaves of the house or in the unheated greenhouse), the few degrees difference will help.
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SongofJoy
Oct 16, 2011 3:02 PM CST
Same when it dips a bit below 40ยบ? They say maybe 38 here in a few nights, but only for one night.
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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Oct 16, 2011 3:09 PM CST
Thanks, Hetty I tip my hat to you. looks like the unheated GH it is. If anything our temps can be a few degrees cooler...unless it's a local channel giving the temps for Panama City...then you can count on 10 degrees difference. Grumbling I was planning to put "the kids" down the center anyway so should not be a problem. Again, thank you Lovey dubby
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SongofJoy
Oct 16, 2011 3:23 PM CST
Sorry to chime in, gin, but when I saw this thread pop up on the Recent Threads list, it triggered my question too. Can't believe you are going quite that low just yet. Boo. Glare
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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Oct 16, 2011 3:29 PM CST
Hey Tee...chime in whenever you want Lovey dubby yeah I hate that we're getting that cold already...crud the day temps are still 80s and actually calling for 90 tomorrow. Really makes it very hard to know what to do...now where did I leave the conveyer belt that goes through the GH?? Confused Confused
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Oct 16, 2011 3:34 PM CST
Gracious ... it always makes me shudder when I hear that FL is having those cold temps. Too much valuable citrus and wonderful plants there, and it makes me uneasy. Here I expect it ... there, I don't.

Where is Fountain?
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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Oct 16, 2011 3:54 PM CST
Actually I'm in north Florida. Panhandle about 30 miles north of Panama City...45 or so from Dothan, Al.
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SongofJoy
Oct 16, 2011 4:11 PM CST
You are fairly far north, then. Will be it be cold farther south of you too?
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Oct 16, 2011 5:38 PM CST

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We are supposed to be going down to an unheard of 52 on Thursday night. So from having the windows closed because the a/c is on, we're going to having the windows closed because it's too cold! I must find that blanket I put away in spring!
Name: Ginger
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gingin
Oct 17, 2011 3:14 PM CST
Went shopping this morning...got home and Bill said we are now looking at 39 one night Grumbling Grumbling Did some work in the GH....HOT<HOT<HOT. Grands broke my thermometor, but it had to be about 100. CRUD...one extreme to another this time of year for me.

The picture was taken a few years ago....yes we DO get cold here. Angry Lost stuff in the GH that year Crying
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kareoke
Oct 19, 2011 6:07 AM CST
Our temp. was 42 this mornin, way too cold this early, bet it will be a rough winter.
Name: Ginger
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gingin
Oct 20, 2011 3:20 PM CST
HUSH, Doris....the low temps might hear you Rolling on the floor laughing Actually set up the heaters today...once everything is in will have to re-set them Angry Hopefully my begonias and aloe will be OK left out...ran out of steam. Moving stuff into the GH and getting ready for a plant swap on Sat. BahHumBug
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chefmike92
Oct 20, 2011 4:18 PM CST
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my temps in FLORIDA CENTRAL are going to be 47 here that is way to cold for 10/20. i wounder what old man winter has for us this winter i bet that its going to be cold now that I have so many plants im growing for sale this spring well i think my plan of the spare bedroom it going to be a green house!!!
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Oct 20, 2011 4:34 PM CST

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Wow that is cold BRRRRR, a balmy 58 here tonight!
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vic
Oct 20, 2011 4:44 PM CST
Delaying the inevitable Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing


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chefmike92
Oct 20, 2011 4:45 PM CST
In Clermont where im at we are in the hills and we get ALMOST AS cold as ocala Grumbling going to warm up tomorrow if it was getting much colder id be bringing about 200 pots now at least in the screen porch when they call for 30's they HAVE to come in the house.
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Oct 21, 2011 4:43 AM CST
Almost hit freezing here last night. Mine are inside ... including my new plumeria, Hetty. Big Grin

200 pots in the house ... that's worse than I. I've only got about 100 (or thereabouts). Big Grin But you gotta do what you gotta do. Thumbs up

Good job, Vic. Smiling
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kareoke
Oct 21, 2011 9:52 AM CST
SongofJoy said:Almost hit freezing here last night. Mine are inside ... including my new plumeria, Hetty. Big Grin

200 pots in the house ... that's worse than I. I've only got about 100 (or thereabouts). Big Grin But you gotta do what you gotta do. Thumbs up

Good job, Vic. Smiling


I know how that is, two years ago I had approx.200 potterd plants in the house, then I gave most of them away because of health, and last year I had 15 Adeniums, now I am back to too many again, I just can't stay away from them, Adeniums, brugs, and plumarias.

Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Oct 21, 2011 10:06 AM CST

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It's a disease, this plant collecting.... Rolling my eyes. but I don't want to be cured!! Hilarious!

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