How to Protect Plants and Flowers from Frost.
Baby your plants and flowers through a cold spell and they'll reward you by continuingto bring beauty and joy to your world.
You will need Weather forecast Water Fan Coveringmaterials Outdoor lights plastic milk jugs (optional) and bubble wrap (optional).
Listen to local weather forecasts for frost warnings during vulnerable periods of thegrowing season in order to take proactive steps to protect your plants and flowers froma freeze.
Water your plants and flowers late in the day to raise the temperature ofthe surrounding air.
Set up a fan near your plants and flowers to generate abreeze, which keeps cold air from alighting on the garden.
Cover plants and flowersbefore dark with cardboard boxes, sheets, burlap, newspaper, plastic tarps or any similarmaterials you have on hand.
Cut off the tops of plastic milk jugs and place them over plantsand flowers to protect them from frost damage.
Place an outdoor light beneath plantcoverings to generate heat, making sure to keep the light a safe distance from flammablematerials.
Cover the pot of container gardens in bubble wrap to retain root warmth and preventfrost damage.
Remove coverings in the morning when frost danger has passed andlook forward to watching your plants grow and bloom, thanks to your care.
Did you knowSpinach likes colder temperatures and actually requires six weeks of cool weather to growproperly.