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Old December 17, 2017   #19
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Location: Newfoundland, Canada
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Hi Lisa,

We had a very dry fall this year as well, and warmer than normal, but we did have a few showers and I just assume that's enough. Not as dry as you, no doubt, and I don't have previous experience to say how it would affect the whole season's growth. My bigger worry is, how did the dryness affect frost penetration on a few extreme cold nights. I didn't plant until end of October, and I did pile on all the mulch I could get, but I didn't water in although the ground was pretty dry. Oh, and we never get any top growth before winter here. It doesn't seem to be a problem, and most people are trying to prevent top growth in the fall from what I have read.

I know our climates are too different for those comments to be really helpful, but maybe someone else will see your question when I bump it up.
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