Protecting Your Plants From Frost
Plants that are newly planted need protection from frost, including most annuals, perennials, vegetable plants, and tropicals that have been moved out of the house. Established plants in the landscape with new growth may have some damage, however, they should recover. If you are concerned, then err on the side of caution and provide protection.
When does frost occur:
Frost can occur on clear, calm nights when the temperature drops below 40 degrees.
Tips for protecting your plants from frost:
Here are some things you can do to protect your plants –
- If possible move sensitive plants inside (garage or shed).
- Cover plants with sheets or newspaper, however, do not use plastic as frost may burn through.
- Use empty pots or containers such as a recycling bin or a garbage can to cover smaller plants.
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