Sunday, December 25, 2011

Look What Santa Brought Me!

I have wanted one of these for two years. I guess I was a really good girl this year.

ACURITE Weather Forecaster

Now I will be able to keep track of the night time temperatures and once I get the pop-up greenhouse up I'll move the sensor in there to keep an eye on the temperature for my little seedlings. I am a happy girl.

Speaking of keeping an eye on the temperature, we have had the most frost days in a row than I have seen in years. My backyard is always about 3 to 4 degrees cooler than the forecast and we have seen freezing temps everyday for more than a week now.  The banana trees and avocado have been under cover all week. The banana's are not looking to good but the avocado seems unfazed. The blueberries and apples on the other hand love this cool weather.

There's nothing growing in the beds this Winter but I'm starting to plan my Spring and Summer garden. So here is a question for you. What is your favorite heat tolerant lettuce?

I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday and I look forward to reading your garden posts!


  1. You are going to love this! I have a different brand and it is really helpful with the cold frames and the greenhouse.

    I can't believe you are having all this cold weather. We have been having very mild weather so far.

  2. Robin - I already can't stop looking at the readings :-)

    I'm glad you are having a mild Winter so far. You guys were really hit hard this past year with all your highs and lows. I think we are going to have a late spring again in 2012.