Author Topic: I hope no one REALLY wanted Florida citrus and strawberries again this year.  (Read 1366 times)

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You would think that orange growing people would know how to protect their crops from the cold??
WTF. Seriously.

I mean, My neighbor keeps her damn plants alive just by putting a damn sheet over them.

It would take an awfully big sheet to cover a orange grove.

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You would think that orange growing people would know how to protect their crops from the cold??
WTF. Seriously.

I mean, My neighbor keeps her damn plants alive just by putting a damn sheet over them.

Well, they used to burn the smudge pots but the enviromentalists made them stop. :|

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Squid, if they protected the grove, how would they jack up the prices and then forget to lower them when supply was back up again?
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You would think that orange growing people would know how to protect their crops from the cold??
WTF. Seriously.

I mean, My neighbor keeps her damn plants alive just by putting a damn sheet over them.

They ice them, and typically the cold snaps are good for the fruit, but what happened is that LAST YEAR because it was so cold through January, the trees flowered too late, so there's less fruit this year even though the temps aren't nearly as low.
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Temps were just as low this year as last.
We've had more consecutive days of 20's and 30's than last year.

This year was fucking cold.
Last year we had a cold week.

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Temps were just as low this year as last.
We've had more consecutive days of 20's and 30's than last year.

This year was fucking cold.
Last year we had a cold week.

Last year was also El Nino, which means at least you got rain. This year is La Nina. It's cold, and it's dry. Fires are going to be really bad with all the dead brush from last year's snap.

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