Frost Heaving (cold+snap winter agriculture ). Photo by ChrisAnthemum
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Frost Heaving

Uploaded by: ChrisAnthemum

Saturday January 14, 2012

Westfield, NC (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: When the ground is bare, contains ample moisture, and there is a cold snap, frost heaving can occur in the yard and garden. This is why it is important to mulch fall-planted items, to keep the soil temperature more even, because otherwise the repeated freezing and thawing can literally push plants right up out of the ground, where they dry out and die.

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27. ChrisAnthemum
3:11 PM GMT on November 09, 2013
Thanks for taking a look at this old photo, Cynthia!
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26. CythiaSue
12:56 PM GMT on November 09, 2013
Great photo!
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25. ChrisAnthemum
3:29 PM GMT on January 25, 2012
Thank you, Demirali and Karen!
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24. Butlerdidit
1:51 PM GMT on January 25, 2012
Pretty as well as educational!
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23. demirali
6:54 AM GMT on January 20, 2012
Yes it looks also great Kathy!
Guys, check my new album for more of this stuff :)
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22. ChrisAnthemum
2:50 AM GMT on January 18, 2012
LOL Ron, thanks for commenting! No river in there, but when it melts there is a puddle of water.
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21. RADIORONRECORDING
2:46 AM GMT on January 18, 2012
KATHY, I LOVE IT. NO NO, NOT THE COLD, THE COOL & CREATIVE EXERCISE OF FROZEN TUNDRA. WE NOW HAVE PROOF WHEN THINGS GO 'POOF'. WOW, WHAT A LESSON IN GARDENING. LOOKS LIKE AN ITTY
BITTY GRAND CANYON. IS THERE A TINY RIVER TO GO WITH IT? THX FOR THE WARNING. U GET MY '10' & MY 'AC' (FOR SUCH A GOOD EDUCATIONAL UPDATE OR UPHEAVAL). KEEP SENDING..THIS IS FROSTING U CAN'T LICK. LOVE & MISCHIEF.
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20. ChrisAnthemum
12:16 AM GMT on January 18, 2012
Haha, Mindi; it might be anything from the thumbnail! I posted this pic for informational purposes, not angling for an AC. But thanks for your vote and comment!
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19. BEME
11:47 PM GMT on January 17, 2012
LOL KATHY!! FOR A MOMENT,I THOUGHT MAYBE THIS WAS A PICTURE OF A PUMPKIN IN A COMPOST HEAP OR SUMPIN'....LOL....THIS IS REALLY WILD!!VERY UNUSUAL AND INTERESTING WHAT MOTHER NATURE CAN DO WHEN SHE'S IN THE MOOD!!MY PERSONAL A/C TO YOU DEAR!!;D
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18. ChrisAnthemum
2:47 AM GMT on January 17, 2012
Thanks for taking a look and commenting, Lucy!
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17. Lucytoo
1:56 AM GMT on January 17, 2012
Tremendous photo of the effects of ground freezing! We also experience this in N.C. where we live, but to view it like this is Awesome! Glad I found this photo, though late. Super capture!
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16. ChrisAnthemum
4:29 PM GMT on January 15, 2012
Thank you, Magis and Eileen, for your comments!
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15. beanhead
3:40 PM GMT on January 15, 2012
This is really neat!
Thanks for enlightening me!
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14. Magis
1:35 PM GMT on January 15, 2012
What a great weather/nature shot.
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13. ChrisAnthemum
6:38 AM GMT on January 15, 2012
LOL Gil! Yes, sometimes it seems as though they do!
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12. gilg72
6:13 AM GMT on January 15, 2012
Wonderful photo & info Kathy. Yes I tell everybody that I grow rocks on my yard. A few years ago, I picked every rock around a few wheelbarrows, and I thought I'd be done, but that was not the case. They keep growing!
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11. ChrisAnthemum
5:58 AM GMT on January 15, 2012
Yep, Katy; I've read that early European settlers thought that rocks grew in the fields because they'd pick them up every year, and every year there were more. I have the same problem of having to pick up rocks every spring before running the lawn mower for the first time. Although, part of the problem is erosion as well. Thanks for commenting!
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10. katy99780
5:51 AM GMT on January 15, 2012
Beautiful shot!

When I live on Alaska's coast, we would sometimes have bare ground with frost like this. New rocks would show up in the yard every year!
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9. ChrisAnthemum
9:59 PM GMT on January 14, 2012
Thank you, Heidrun! These crystals can be several inches long, and they poke small plants up out of the ground about as effectively as a stick can. Plants that are well established have deep enough roots that they can resist this.
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8. trailhiker44
7:53 PM GMT on January 14, 2012
Amazing what frost can do !
Great shot and great info !
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7. ChrisAnthemum
5:50 PM GMT on January 14, 2012
Good plan, mtnphilo!
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6. mtnphilo
5:34 PM GMT on January 14, 2012
Now I'm glad I mulched my perennials!
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5. ChrisAnthemum
5:27 PM GMT on January 14, 2012
Thank you, Fawn!
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4. fawnriverrockroad
4:22 PM GMT on January 14, 2012
cool shot and educationaal too! thanks for sharing
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3. ChrisAnthemum
3:47 PM GMT on January 14, 2012
Thank you, Steve and Ivan!
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2. kippic
3:44 PM GMT on January 14, 2012
Wow, what a great example this shot is.
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1. backwardguy
3:39 PM GMT on January 14, 2012
Great shot and great advice.
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Wife, mother, grandmother, gardener, naturalist, writer, artist, crafter, homeschooler, owner and occasional breeder of registered Shetland Sheepdogs, and a child of the King. Rank amateur at most of these. Live in Westfield, NC, near the western mountains.Some of my photos are now available for sale from Fine Art America. Please check the website: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/kathryn-meyer.h tml only join the html -- for some reason this site won't let me do it. Clicking on my website below leads to FAA's main page, but you can access my gallery there by putting my name Kathryn Meyer in the search box.

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