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Old 04-29-2008, 04:15 PM   #1
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Question Freeze Warning

There is a freeze warning in effect from midnight to 9am.

Can I just cover my plants with a sheet? Or should I try to bring in my smaller containers?

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Old 04-29-2008, 04:18 PM   #2
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We had a freeze warning here last night. I didn't take any of my plants in but I did cover them with a sheet. They were fine this morning. Don't be tempted to use plastic. Sheets will keep the plants better insulated and warmer.
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Old 04-29-2008, 04:27 PM   #3
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Cool... I only have sheets! :)
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You might want to use sheets of newspaper covered by the bed sheet
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Old 04-29-2008, 04:49 PM   #5
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There is a freeze warning in effect from midnight to 9am.

Can I just cover my plants with a sheet? Or should I try to bring in my smaller containers?

Are you talking about just below 32* F for a few hours...or mid 20s for several hours? There is a difference. If the temperature is just flirting with 32* then follow the above advice...If the temp will be really cold for several hours then it is best to ere on the safe side...bring the stuff inside.
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:23 PM   #6
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No.... we'll just be around 32 from midnightish until morning
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No.... we'll just be around 32 from midnightish until morning
That's good!! Follow the advice above & you should be fine...
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:31 PM   #8
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Nobody plants in my area until the end of May. While the temps may be OK, the ground is still too cold. Except for the farmers getting the early corn in. They cover it with plastic (at least it looks like plastic).
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:21 PM   #9
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Sheets will work fine.
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:43 PM   #10
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When I lived in Manitoba, I had to cover mine often. Sheets will work fine. we have a chance of frost here also tonight. But, it's been too cold to plant anything!
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