EASTERN MARKET SMARTS PREVENTION TIPS
DAY'S ARE SUNNY & WARM
BUT NIGHT TEMPERATURES CAN BE A KILLER!
WHAT YOU CAN PROACTIVELY DO TO SAVE YOUR PLANTS:
OPTION 1 – Large garden areas–water plants to wash off any frost BEFORE sunrays hit the plants.
OPTION 2 - Large garden areas–cover plants with cloth, burlap, hot caps, bubble-wrap, ground cover, & drop cloths.
OPTION 3 - Pots–Use a fan to create air flow around the plants (it helps to station a heating unit behind the fan.)
OPTION 4 - Containers–use heating unit to keep ambient temperatures above freezing.
OPTION 5 - Containers–wrap pots in bubble wrap.
OPTION 6 - Containers–introduce straw(not hay) into or around the container.
OPTION 7 - Buy the plants, but do not plant them, just keep on porch until May 19th or weather permitting.
WHEN IS IT SAFE TO PLANT IN MICHIGAN ZONE 4? : AFTER MAY 20TH!
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