Is cold this morning and is getting colder by the minute. This morning we woke up with temperatures in the mid 40’s and the forecast is for the mid 30’s by the afternoon. Is going to be raining and windy all day, perfect for staying inside.
This is longest cold spell I can remember since I been in Florida for the past 30 years. It started after New Years and it has been going back and forth between the 40s and 50s during the day and some nights in the upper 30’s. I know that those you experiencing sub zero temperatures most be laughing at all of us wimpy Floridians, but we are nor prepare for long stretches of low temperatures. Usually our winter patterns are a couple days of mid 40’s and back to the 60’s and 70’s and we rarely get temperatures in the 30’s in South Florida.
The economic effect to the state agriculture is tremendous, there has been many reports of crop damage to the winter vegetable harvest in the south and the orange groves in the center part of the state, so get ready for higher prices at the grocery store this winter.
As far as my garden is concern, so far is coming through ok, except for rats as big as New Jersey moving into my compost bin looking for a warmer place. I know I need to deal with it, but I have no idea how to evict rats from a compost bin. Any ideas???
All my flowerpots are put away in the back porch