4 links on protecting your plants from freezing by spraying them with water

I recently mentioned writing an article on exactly how spraying water on your tender plants during a frost or freeze protects them. Well, I am feeling a bit lazy and decided to give you a few links instead to articles that have already been written. Along with the articles is a link to a video that explains it quite well. Enjoy.

How to Protect Plants from Cold Weather, Frosts: Ways to Keep a …

This method is often utilized by farmers, who can protect fruits and vegetables by covering them with a layer of ice! Covering Plants During a Freeze, Mini-Greenhouses and Cold Frames. For small or young plants, gardeners can … If a plant must be kept indoors for an extended period of time, bitter apple spray can be applied to the leaves to prevent pets from eating the leaves. To learn more about what plants are toxic for dogs and cats, read Toxic Plants and Pets. …

Living Our Dream: Freezing in Florida

The landscape nurseries, like the one in the photo below, also spray plants with water during a freeze. This photo was taken a little later in the morning after things began to thaw, but ice still clings to the fence and grass in the foreground. … We have friends from up north stopping by in a few days, so we’ll probably schedule some sightseeing with them. Plus, we have another motor home improvement project in the works, so keep looking for our posts. …

Spraying water on your plants to protect them during cold snaps

Spraying the plants with water actually protects them during the freeze. Check out this short video to learn why. It was shot right here in Maine on a very cold day to protect the pepper plants. …

Lawn & Landscape Magazine : News Tips on protecting plants from …

Active plants with adequate moisture content can better resist freeze damage. Plants can also be gently sprayed with mists of water to create an ice blanket, which helps insulate and protect the plant. Applying water just prior to freezing … During a freeze, if the ground is frozen, water may be unavailable to the plants. Plants continue to transpire (lose water from their leaves) and dry out during the day. Watering the soil to thaw the ground can make the water …

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