How to Protect Plants from Frost

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WHEN TO PROTECT YOUR VEGGIES

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1. Root Crops and Hardy Greens  - Like Beets, Carrots, Turnips, Kale, Spinach, Cabbage. Hard Freeze of 28° or below. 

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WHEN TO PROTECT YOUR VEGGIES

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2. Cool Weather Crops  - With tender leaves, like lettuce, cilantro, broccoli, mustard greens. Freeze of 28° -31° or below. 

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WHEN TO PROTECT YOUR VEGGIES

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3. Spring Transplants – Once those spring and summer transplants are in the ground they really do need protection in any frost. 33 degrees can kill tomatoes, peppers, squash, potatoes, watermelon, and so on.

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HOW LONG SHOULD YOU COVER YOUR PLANTS?

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Temperatures can rise quickly in the daytime. Uncover plants if the temps rise above freezing and recover plants at night if it will be cold again.

MATERIALS YOU CAN USE TO COVER YOUR PLANTS

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1. Frost Cloth/Garden Blankets 2. Plastic Storage Bins 3. Old Sheets or Blankets 4. Straw 5. Greenhouse plastic sheeting

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Frost Cloth

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Plastic Bin - Weighted Down

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DeWitt Frost Cloth and Clamps are my go to materials.

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