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Uh oh.  When weather forecasts a chance of frost, you may wish to protect sensitive outdoor plants from potential frost damage especially if your property tends to get early frosts.

Best strategy:

Bring any tropical houseplants or annuals under cover of a porch or into a garage.

Annuals in large containers or larger sensitive, vegetable plants (tomato, eggplant, squash, beans, etc.) growing in the garden can be covered with light cloths like reemay (spun polyester) or old sheets. Plastic can be used only if the plastic doesn’t touch the plants.

To avoid breaking long flower stems, insert a stake into containers to hold up cloth.

Weigh down cloth edges with rocks to prevent a breeze from taking the cloths.

We have reemay fabric 12ft. wide and sold by the yard if you need some.

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