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Freeze tonight

Posted by smokymist 6B EastTN (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 14, 08 at 11:17

Yeah it's coming again. It was 82 last Friday. The last time the weatherman called for a frost a week or so ago I am so thankful I covered things up because we got a hard frost and my mother lost some of her plants.
Now they are calling for a FREEZE tonight. I went out last night ( when they were calling for patchy frost) and covered everything up with sheets ( like 50 sheets no kidding). it's rained this morning, so what has happened ? all my sheets are wet.
will the wet sheets damage my plants when it freezes ? Will I have to go out, gather up all those sheets, dry them and put them back out ? I will if I have to..


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RE: Freeze tonight

I think so since the wet sheets would leave any foliage you have up very vulnerable, if nothing else I would imagine you'd get frostburn on any green you've got up.

Kathy


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RE: Freeze tonight

I'm with you! My yard looks very.... strange... like Halloween ghosts gone striped/flowered and paisley! (old sheets covering all my prize posessions up!)

Back in Feb when I did the same sheet cover up and it snowed, I left the sheets on the plants for 3 days and they were just fine. HOWEVER, they were not SOAKING wet either, just damp'ish and during the day the wind would pretty much dry them up. Personally if the sheets are very wet, I hate to say it but I wouldn't chance it. :(

Good luck to you!!


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RE: Freeze tonight

Maybe just run em through the spin cycle. I wonder if you did that, and then put them back out, if they would just dry themselves enough b4 night time.

Hmmm...glad you said something. I have several different named lilacs that have a couple of blooms for the first time ever this year...including a yellow one I got in trade 4 years ago. guess I too will cover at least some special stuff, and tie the pup, or keep her in for the night. I'm sure she would just drag to covers off if allowed to be loose...sigh.

Sue


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