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How To Protect Plants and Flowers From Frost

Watch more Gardening Tips videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to protect your plants and flowers from frost using these helpful tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Listen to forecast Listen to local weather forecasts for frost warnings during vulnerable periods of the growing season in order to take proactive steps to protect your plants and flowers from a freeze. Step 2: Water plants Water your plants and flowers late in the day to raise the temperature of the surrounding air. Step 3: Set up a fan Set up a fan near your plants and flowers to generate a breeze, which keeps cold air from alighting on the garden. Step 4: Cover plants Cover plants and flowers before dark with cardboard boxes, sheets, burlap, newspaper, plastic tarps or any similar materials you have on hand. Tip Cut off the tops of plastic milk jugs and place them over plants and flowers to protect them from frost damage. Step 5: Place a light Place an outdoor light beneath plant coverings to generate heat, making sure to keep the light a safe distance from flammable materials. Tip Cover the pot of container gardens in bubble wrap to retain root warmth and prevent frost damage. Step 6: Remove coverings Remove coverings in the morning when frost danger has passed and look forward to watching your plants grow and bloom, thanks to your care. Did You Know? Spinach likes colder temperatures and actually requires six weeks of cool weather to grow properly.
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