[Market-farming] hard freeze

Allan Balliett aballiett at frontiernet.net
Wed Apr 4 08:56:12 EDT 2007

>An old trick in orchards is to turn the sprinklers on.  If the plants are
>covered with ice, they will have little or no damage.  But for flowers, the
>ice may be too heavy and cause damage by the weight.  Perhaps you could turn
>the water off before the weight is too great.  Smudge pots or smoky fires
>have been used with some success too, but this is in orchards.  I'd guess
>you don't have too much to loose by trying.

So does this mean to leave the sprinklers on all night or to just wet 
the plants before the temperature drops? -Allan

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