What do you use for covering plants during a frost/freeze?
Folks tend to use sheets and nurseries use a non-absorbant perferated fabric. I can't get the latter in time so I wanted to hear everyone's opinions on plastic vs. sheets.
As for sheets I've heard a few folks metion that sheets/towels absorb moisture so its actually counterproductive since the moisture aobsoring fabric is in direct contact with the leaves.
I've also heard since it breathes is doesn't do much for light freezes.
Plastic...I never heard of anyone using this except for myself. I've used white garbage bags on smaller plants.
My impression is that it traps some of the heat radiating from the soil and moisture doesn't build up and have direct contact with the plant leaves.
For my larger plants I'm thinking about running out and getting a thin MIL plastic to cover my larger plants. I have a 6' x 4' Emperor One Maple that is almost in full leaf.
Under 30 degrees is usally what motivates me to cover plants and its hitting tomorrow night.