Environmental Problems

Wet Plant Coverings – Freeze Expected – OK?

pegngale added on February 1, 2011 | Answered

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

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Answered on February 1, 2011

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:

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