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What to cover for frost?

Post  bnoles on 4/14/2014, 7:52 am

We have some colder temps coming in Tuesday night and may get frost or even a mild freeze. I need to know if I need to cover my blooming strawberries, asparagus spears and potatoes which are well out of the ground.

Any advice is appreciated.

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Re: What to cover for frost?

Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/14/2014, 8:45 am

I am!  NOAA is saying 34 here in Buford. 

Got corn, beets, carrots, just poking their heads out.  My tomatoes, watermelons, etc. are pretty well established, but planning on planting more tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, corn, beets, beans today.  Maybe I should wait till Wed...
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Re: What to cover for frost?

Post  bnoles on 4/14/2014, 8:53 am

Did some additional research and found that the asparagus and potatoes should be okay without cover. Still need to find out about the blooms on strawberries.


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Re: What to cover for frost?

Post  llama momma on 4/14/2014, 9:38 am

I think those are all pretty tough, last year I did nothing and the baby potato tips were frost bitten and turned black.  I removed the dead tissue and it continued to grow tall and lush.  I don't recall doing anything to young strwber. either and they were fine.  New Asparagus tips? After seeing what they can tolerate this winter as newly planted crowns, I can only bet they will laugh at a few hours of cold, I'll start looking up info too. We can compare asparagus notes and maybe others will chime in too.
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Re: What to cover for frost?

Post  llama momma on 4/14/2014, 9:45 am

For starters I found this blog from an gardener who claims 8 years experience -- sounds like their experience says to cover and or eat!


http://www.waldeneffect.org/blog/Quick_garden_frost_protection/
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