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Q.Is A Med. Gauge Plastic Tarp Suitable To Cover A Raised Bed?

Zone 78130 | centexadam added on March 11, 2022 | Answered

it’s going to freeze in Central TX tonight. I have a raised bed with mew seedlings planted (peppers, strawberries, cilantro, rosemary) will cover the bed w a plastic tarp be sufficient to keep these safe? Low is 29

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Answered on March 12, 2022

Yes, but you need cloth beneath the plastic, such as a sheet or blanket. Plastic by itself could harm the plants.

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