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Asked by
blueskye on
January 5, 2011

Q. frozen plants

I moved from Atlanta to Boston and I left my plants on the U-haul truck for 3 days, and now they look horrible. They are cold, maybe frozen, limp and very wet. What do I do?

Answered by
Nikki on
January 5, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
January 8, 2011

Q. Freeze Protection

How does putting a sheet over a plant protect it from freezing? I know a sheet over me would not be much help. Never have been able to figure this out.

Answered by
Nikki on
January 10, 2011
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It helps to keep the stored heat from the plant and ground localized to the plant and helps keep the truly cold temps at bay for a short period of time. It works similar to the insulation on your house.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
January 13, 2011

Q. Freeze Damaged Plants

We live in southwest Florida and we just had a bad freeze. We covered the plants with sheets, but they got hit anyway. Now that we have frost damage, do we just let them grow out or after a week or so trim out the damaged leaves/stems and hope for the best?

Answered by
Nikki on
January 14, 2011
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I am sorry to hear about your plants. This article will help you with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/tips-for-saving-cold-damaged-plants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
January 13, 2011

Q. Plants Hit by Freeze

My plants and trees have been hit by a freeze. The leaves have all wilted. How can I take care of them. Should I cut them back now or how long should I wait?

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Nikki on
January 14, 2011
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Asked by
pegngale on
February 1, 2011

Q. Wet Plant Coverings – Freeze Expected – OK?

Covered plants for expected freeze – RAINED. Now WET sheets covering plants. Do I need to do anything now that the coverings are SOAKED?
Texas freeze – 4 nights expected

Answered by
Heather on
February 1, 2011
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A.

They will need to be dry. What you can do is dry the sheets, cover the plant with the sheet and then cover the sheets with plastic (trashbags or drop sheets work well). Do not allow the plastic to come in direct contact with the plant as this will harm it.

If you are expecting several days of cold, sheets will not be enough. This article will give you some ideas to help keep your plants alive during the cold:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/protect-plants-in-freeze.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 26, 2011

Q. Frost Bite

Will brown leaves come back out, or should they be trimmed back after a heavy frost and freeze?

Answered by
Nikki on
February 27, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 6, 2011

Q. Plant Shock

Is there a way to save plants after they have experienced shock from a move and cold temperatures for an hour?

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