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All of North and South Dakota and  northern half of Minn. have frost warnings out tonight. Could get down into the 20's tonight. My blueberries and strawberries are blooming. Went out with the wife and covered them. I also have 2 apple trees in full bloom. Could  get them and no apples this year. I also have 1 early apple that is finished blooming.

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Yup.......frost this morning. Looks like around 30 degrees. Good thing I covered everything. Hope the apple buds weren't killed.

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31 here for a low. Rained a half inch yesterday and was windy so it may not have done the damage it otherwise could have. Could see evidence of frost on some dandelions and plantain on the north facing slope in the lawn. The young leaves on the silver maple and ash trees look a little droopy as it's warming up, especially where they take a direct hit from the wind. No worries as they have another set of buds ready to go just for such occasions. 

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got frosty here to. my plants will be staying covered till tomorrow !!!!!!!! one has to always plan on covering plants at least once in the spring!!!!!:cry: pain in the arse I tell ya!!!!!!!!!:D

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Tomatoes that I put buckets over all froze, radishes and onions that I covered with tarp look ok. Our corn looks like it might be ok and we didn't have any soybeans up yet.

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30 degree low here. Only thing we have in the ground so far is some radishes. They're fine as are the fruit trees so far. Corn took a hit last night as the temperature was lower and duration were longer than the night before. Soybeans that were up also got nailed but will be a few days on both crops until we know what to expect. Corn should be OK as the growing point is still close to an inch below the soil surface. No guarantees though. The question remains whether it will wrap or tie up due to the dead tissue from the frost, resulting in a non contributing plant. Soybeans had some pretty rubbery stems in some cases below the cotyledons. Tough to tell if the axillary buds on the cotyledonary node are alive or not just yet on some others. Time will tell.

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My blueberries look shakey.Even though covered.Some of my strawberries have the black eye. Which means no berries. But these are the first ones so they will recover. Interesting in that an ash tree I have all the leaves are black and shriveled. Never seen that before. Won't know if my apple trees made it or not for a week or so to see if there are any apples.

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On 5/16/2016 at 7:26 PM, fishadb said:

Tomatoes that I put buckets over all froze, radishes and onions that I covered with tarp look ok. Our corn looks like it might be ok and we didn't have any soybeans up yet.

Same here;:angry: I knew plastic isn't good for covering but I figured the pails would work! Guess I figured wrong!!! Not that I didn't have enough other things to cover them with.

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