Tomatoville® Gardening Forums


Notices

Member discussion regarding the methods, varieties and merits of growing tomatoes.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 1 Week Ago   #16
BlackBear
Tomatovillian™
 
BlackBear's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Nanaimo , BC
Posts: 930
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KarenO View Post
Completely buried in Ladysmith.

I get razzed by Canadian friends for still calling my page northern gardener since moving to the island.
This exonerates me. holy moly all this in past 44 hours
KarenO
I heard that Ladysmith and Chemainus won the prize for most snow on the island ..

congratulations ……...lol

It kind of looks more like Edmonton to me ….
__________________
So Many Tomatoes ...So Little Time !
BlackBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago   #17
BlackBear
Tomatovillian™
 
BlackBear's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Nanaimo , BC
Posts: 930
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LDiane View Post
The snow is up to the top of my boots, but it's not quite as bad yet as the blizzard of '96, when the unexpected weight of snow collapsed a flat-roofed school gymnasium, a supermarket, houseboats, boat houses, airport hangars etc

The previous big snow was the one my grandmother frequently told me about - in 1916. Snow up to the windows.
Still its bad enough …….most of the time in Victoria ……..we say

"do you remember the year it snowed ?" …...so ...bad enough for around here.
__________________
So Many Tomatoes ...So Little Time !
BlackBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago   #18
BlackBear
Tomatovillian™
 
BlackBear's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Nanaimo , BC
Posts: 930
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by salix View Post
Well Doug, we have more snow than that but temps are about -28 C. So your heart may be warmed, but your nose and toes would probably be chilled
Its not that it is particularly "severe" its just we are so darn unprepared for a

"snow event " on the island.
__________________
So Many Tomatoes ...So Little Time !
BlackBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago   #19
KarenO
Tomatovillian™
 
KarenO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Vancouver Island
Posts: 4,820
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackBear View Post
I heard that Ladysmith and Chemainus won the prize for most snow on the island ..

congratulations ……...lol

It kind of looks more like Edmonton to me ….
Edmonton is nice and flat. Ladysmith is steep hills
It’s a very bad problemout there
Please hope for a reprieve, we have had close to 50 cm
On my steep hill
KarenO
KarenO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago   #20
BlackBear
Tomatovillian™
 
BlackBear's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Nanaimo , BC
Posts: 930
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bower View Post
LOL Goodloe.
I just saw some footage on Global News.... ouch. Hope all of you are staying home... and warm!
Its not exactly iceberg alley here ….but we are so unprepared

for the late snow ..

we are mostly reliant on rain to wash away the snow in a few days

as we don't have much in snow removal resources compared to back east.
__________________
So Many Tomatoes ...So Little Time !
BlackBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago   #21
BlackBear
Tomatovillian™
 
BlackBear's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Nanaimo , BC
Posts: 930
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KarenO View Post
Edmonton is nice and flat. Ladysmith is steep hills
It’s a very bad problemout there
Please hope for a reprieve, we have had close to 50 cm
On my steep hill
KarenO

you are right about ladysmith ….

only the brave would skateboard there as well …..
__________________
So Many Tomatoes ...So Little Time !
BlackBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago   #22
hill60
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Vancouver Island BC
Posts: 122
Default

I have about 60 centimeters

I live inland off Highway 18

One of my kids belongs to the Ladysmith Orca's swim club. She hasn't been to swim this week. She likes the snow but it is getting in the way of her training plans and has had enough. She also does some practices at the Nanaimo Aquatic center.

We do a lot of driving during the week so we really would like the snow to go away. If I didn't have to drive as much as we do I would kind of like the snow it really can be fun.

Hill60
hill60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago   #23
BlackBear
Tomatovillian™
 
BlackBear's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Nanaimo , BC
Posts: 930
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hill60 View Post
I have about 60 centimeters

I live inland off Highway 18

One of my kids belongs to the Ladysmith Orca's swim club. She hasn't been to swim this week. She likes the snow but it is getting in the way of her training plans and has had enough. She also does some practices at the Nanaimo Aquatic center.

We do a lot of driving during the week so we really would like the snow to go away. If I didn't have to drive as much as we do I would kind of like the snow it really can be fun.

Hill60
Bah Humbug ! 3 days of school closures so far due to snow …

2 days was a bit fun …..but 3 days and snow records smashed ..is a bit much .

We have most insufficient snow removal resources ….as we usually just wait till it melts in a day .

Nothing left to do In Nanaimo but stay home safe and watch the movie "Dumb and Dumber" . Also have a sandwich and dream of fresh Tomato plants ..producing
the variety and quality we expect for 2019.
__________________
So Many Tomatoes ...So Little Time !
BlackBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago   #24
PaulF
Tomatovillian™
 
PaulF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Brownville, Ne
Posts: 2,809
Default

Would you Northwest people stop sending us all your snowy weather. After you are done it blows into us here in the Great Plains. Another 8-12 inches due here on the weekend.
__________________
there's two things money can't buy; true love and home grown tomatoes.
PaulF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago   #25
GrowingCoastal
Tomatovillian™
 
GrowingCoastal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Vancouver Island Canada BC
Posts: 880
Default

Looks to me as though it is coming from the north pole!
https://earth.nullschool.net/#curren...5.42,59.54,512

If this little guy can sit out there and sing I think we'll all survive.


Actually, I'm recovering from the garden work done before all this started and can use the rest.
GrowingCoastal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago   #26
Nan_PA_6b
Tomatovillian™
 
Nan_PA_6b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,648
Default

35 days till spring.



Coastal, love your birdie pic.
Nan_PA_6b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago   #27
bower
Tomatovillian™
 
bower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
Posts: 5,959
Default

Yay for winter birds and lovely pic, Coastal! I really need to up my skills because I'd love to catch the antics of Juncos in my garden midwinter. I leave the herb straw standing because they forage on the stalks sticking up through the snow. They are a riot playing tag with eachother among the stalks. Whenever I leave the house I usually hear friendly chirping in the forest. Not sure who it is, I have got glimpses of sparrows, kinglets, and others but rarely, they seem to stay well tucked away for the most part. Our winter doesn't melt the day after, generally! But they sing anyway.
bower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4 Days Ago   #28
Gardeneer
Tomatovillian™
 
Gardeneer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: NC - zone 8a - heat zone 7
Posts: 4,752
Default

I know about your snow hardship up in PNW. I lived there 3 years but never saw a major snow fall in Seattle, WA area.
Anyway, our spring naturally should arrive on time, here in NC. By then (March 21st) I might even attempt planting out few tomatoes.
Maple trees are budding here now, beautiful pink
Have a nice spring to come
__________________
Gardeneer

Happy Gardening !
Gardeneer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4 Days Ago   #29
GrowingCoastal
Tomatovillian™
 
GrowingCoastal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Vancouver Island Canada BC
Posts: 880
Default

Bower, speaking of Kinglets, I had one visit a few years ago during the month of January.
Sipping at a hummingbird feeder.


Snow is slowly melting now. The hard part about taking winter bird pics is standing around in the cold!
GrowingCoastal is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:33 PM.


★ Tomatoville® is a registered trademark of Commerce Holdings, LLC ★ All Content ©2019 Commerce Holdings, LLC ★