Gardening in a freeze

@Ailina (180)
United States
April 28, 2008 5:05pm CST
Are you in an area that gets cold and plants can freeze? I just planted a new garden and now tonight we have 32 degrees and a freeze approaching. What would you do?
2 responses
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
29 Apr 08
I live in IL so I'm thinking you live somewhere either in line with me or north of me. The only thing I've planted so far was my potatoes and I just got done covering them with an old blanket in anticipation of the freeze tonite. Plastic sheeting, blankets, sheets, tarps,towels, buckets, flower pots, anything can be used to cover your plants. Long as it keeps the frost from settling on them. Just make sure you uncover them sometime in the morning when the temps. start rising again or you may kill them if your using something that can't breathe like buckets, plastic, etc.
@Ailina (180)
• United States
2 May 08
Thank you for helping me understand how to protect the plants!
• United States
28 Apr 08
Take a sheet or something to that affect and cover your garden. This can help the plants stay somewhat warm and keep them from freezing and dying. Lucky for me, the cold weather here is over. So, I don't have to worry about it. Plus, it's been raining the last few days so the garden is getting plenty of water without me having to water it.
@Ailina (180)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Thank you for your idea. That is very smart!