Monday, October 13, 2008

BRRRR! It's Cold!

For the third day now, the early morning temperature has been in the 40s (7.2 c). The highs haven't been much better, climbing only into the 50s and 60s (10 to 15.6 c). That's about 20 degrees below normal for this time of year in Las Vegas. The wind has also been blowing nonstop. It seems to have gone from Summer to Winter overnight. Our plants aren't caring for the cold and blustery weather either. The Habanero and Tabasco plants looked so bad that I decided to bring them inside on Saturday. Our okra also looked very droopy by yesterday. But there is hope. The forecast calls for highs near 90 (32.2 c) by the end of the week!

Habanero plant looking much better out of the wind and cold


Sue M. said...

Brrr, I hear ya John! We generally run about 10 degrees cooler than you do in Vegas, and we've been down in the low 30's since Saturday, with highs around 65. Can't wait for tomorrow as we're supposed to get back up to 75, and then in the 80's by the end of the week. I still have most of my containers covered, & just half-way uncover them in the daytime. I'm going to have a lot of washing to do tomorrow when I take all the assorted quilts, blankets & sheets off.

LOL, my kitchen table is full of herbs I brought in & I have one tomato plant on the floor.

It's easy to get attached to these plants, isn't it!

Julie said...

What drastic temp changes from one week to the next!!! I don't blame you for protecting would be sad to lose them due to one little cold snap! They are like our babies (our plants)!!!

Laura H said...

I have my carrots and lettuce unprotected. I live in Henderson. Should I be worried?