HARD FREEZE | HARD FROST | PROTECT YOUR PLANTS FEB 4TH - FEB 5TH
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Protect your plants -- 4 hours below freezing expected at about 4am-8am Thursday morning.
Feb. 5 2009
I'm still nervous about my citrus trees.
As far as my tomato plants go, my plans are to:
1) pick all of the green tomatoes and put them in paper bags to ripen
2) water the dirt (sounds counterintuitive, but wet dirt takes longer to freeze than dry dirt), as far as I know, and the extra water in the stems gives the plants SLIGHTLY more of a fighting chance. (think of trying to freeze an ice cube versus trying to freeze an ice block --- the more water there is to freeze, the longer it takes.
3) Covering my tomato plants with flannel sheets, blankets, plastic - whatever is at hand.
I only wish I had heat lamps