Frost warning!

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jansman
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Frost warning!

Post by jansman » Thu May 02, 2019 6:27 pm

Friday night / Saturday morning there is a frost warning.I am on dopey - daft hours at the moment,so my greenhouse and polytunnel contents have been fleeced over, and the heating ready to light. Just a heads- up for fellow gardeners.
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Yorkshire Andy
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Re: Frost warning!

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Thu May 02, 2019 8:57 pm

Saw it yesterday on Sunday I removed the ruddy bubble wrap which has lined the greenhouse since the autumn...... Took ages too...

It's roughly tacked up again with the staple gun....


Extra 4l of paraffin is now stashed ready

Everything thats out that I can is fleeced bar my shallots (tomorrow night's job...
Potatoes have started showing will scatter some soil over the shoots tomorrow after work
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pitchshifter
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Re: Frost warning!

Post by pitchshifter » Thu May 02, 2019 9:43 pm

Thanks for this Jansman, I'm going to have to rig something up tomorrow to try to save my plants. I was thinking a frame made out of bamboo canes with some tarp draped over it and pegged to keep it in place, does that sound adequate? Or would fleece blankets be better than tarp? I've got a couple that I keep in the car so could use them if they'd be better?

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Re: Frost warning!

Post by jansman » Fri May 03, 2019 4:52 am

Anything will work. Just don’t crush the young plants. Can’t win can we? :lol:

Andy, the shallots will be fine.
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Re: Frost warning!

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Fri May 03, 2019 6:11 am

jansman wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 4:52 am

Andy, the shallots will be fine.
That's what I thought been the onion family but the packet they came in said to protect from frost :/
If your roughing it, Your doing it wrong ;)

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Re: Frost warning!

Post by Arwen Thebard » Fri May 03, 2019 7:57 am

Might just add some fleece over the straw, just to be sure. Thanks for the heads up.
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