Should plants that have been covered to protect from frost at night be...

Asked April 21, 2015, 12:04 PM EDT

Should plants that have been covered to protect from frost at night be uncovered during the daylight or when the sun is out?

Kalamazoo County Michigan frost protection

1 Response

It is best to remove the covering early in the morning to let the increasingly warmer daytime air reach the plants. If the threat of frost is prolonged and temperatures remain low during the day, be sure to use a fabric covering. When there is a threat of frost, cover your plants before sunset .

You can purchase commercial coverings designed to protect plants from frost. These may be more attractive than other methods, but usually bed sheets or burlap work just as well.

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