January 21, 2018

Protecting plants from frosts

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    KeenGardener on: 29th September 2016 at 9:26 pm #10044

    hey all!

    i know its not really the time yet, but im starting to think about how to protect my plants from frosts.

    Ive got a few leafy green plants of about 1m tall that i think might be quite frost susceptible. Bananas and cannas.

    thanks

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    Verity94 on: 30th September 2016 at 9:30 pm #10069

    the Gardeners’ World website has a good page for this:

    http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/how-to-protect-banana-plants-over-winter/

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    fillin on: 5th January 2017 at 3:59 am #10790

    The best way to guard the plant against frost is to use some sort of covering.I use burlap sacks.While covering the plants make sure that you drape them loosely and secure them stakes or rocks.Covering the plants in the evening will retain heat and keep them from freezing.Make sure that you remove the cover as soon as the sun comes out the following morning otherwise the plants may suffocate. If you have any garden sheds in your garden you could even store them there over the winter. I recently bought a garden shed ( http://inthebackyard.ca/ ) and I store most of the delicate plants there.

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    KeenGardener on: 28th April 2017 at 1:25 am #11458

    great tips there fillin, sorry i didnt reply earlier.

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    Leigh Shaw on: 29th December 2017 at 2:02 pm #16102

    It’s hard to believe looking outside right now – 2″ of snow – that anything survives. Yet every spring I’m amazed. The poor birds are on my mind right now.

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