Getting through cold weather, or the winter, can be quite a challenge for people as well as plants. It is not only important for us to keep warm during such times, but to also protect our plants from the cold. In this article, we will start off by focusing on how to protect plants from the cold. Without protecting the plants from the cold, they could end up dying due to frost bite, or become less productive if they are fruit plants or something similar. How do we protect plants from the cold?
Bring potted plants indoors
This should be the first thing for you to do the moment that there is a change in weather. Potted plants or hanging baskets can be brought into the house, preferably a sun room, or in a room near the windows to give the plants, not only light, but heat in case there is some sunlight. Do not put them too close to the windows as the cold temperatures might be able to come through the windows and affect the plants.
Apply a layer of mulch
The importance of mulching is the fact that it acts as an insulator, retaining both heat and moisture in the soil. This is important because at times it is not the cold temperature that damages the plants, but the freeze cycle that affects the soil. Two to three inches of mulch will keep the soil in check. Mulch prevents he soils from heating or cooling off to quickly.
Cover your plants
You can cover your plants using an old blanket or cloth. Just make sure that the cloth doesn’t touch the leaves or branches of the plant, and in the day time, remove the cloth so that the plan can get oxygen and light.
Build a cold frame or greenhouse
A greenhouse is yet another way to protect your plants from the cold. When building one, you need to take light into consideration by choosing a material that lets light pass through. You’ll also want to make sure that the ventilation is right, such that during the cold weather, you can block out the cold, and during the hot weather, you can open up the ventilation to prevent the plants from overheating, and to prevent too much moisture from building up inside.
Water your plants
Watering the plants heavily prior to a cold night is important because it helps the soil to trap heat better than when it’s dry. Do not water the plants if there will be icy since this could make it worse for the plants. Also avoid watering the soil around succulents heavily because the moisture levels will be too high.
Best Wool Hunting Coats
Having talked about protecting plants from cold, it is now time to think of ourselves. It is equally important for people to keep warm during cold weather, and that is why we are going to review some of the best wool hunting coats. These reviews will make it easier for you to choose a hunting jacket the next time that you’re out shopping for one.…