Protect your tender plants when temps get cold in Spring. Here’s how:
- Bed sheets, drop cloths, and blankets make suitable covers for vulnerable plants. Use stakes to keep material from touching foliage. Remove the coverings when temperatures rise the next day.
- Avoid using plastic if possible. Plastic can be used to protect plants from frost, but it’s not the best or most effective material. Plastic or vinyl materials do not breathe, causing moisture to get trapped inside.
- Cluster container plants close together and, if possible, move to a sheltered spot close to the house. Porches and large overhangs will offer protection.