Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Wonders of Frost Blankets!

Fuchsia magellanica RCH402

Even though I have been using them for years I'm still often surprised by the near magic cold protection to plants given by something as simple as a frost blanket. These late rooted Fuchsia cuttings were still actively growing when the cold weather hit & were covered in tender new growth. The only extra protection they were given in our unheated poly tunnel was being covered with 2 layers of 1.5oz frost blanket. The air temperature above the blankets in the house dropped to 12F but the new foliage underneath was barely damaged!

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