[nafex] frost vs freezing--effects on plants?

Matt Demmon mdemmon at gmail.com
Thu Jan 24 08:00:26 EST 2013


Yeah, I've noticed that in growing outdoors, it's not the temperature, it's
the frost. 30 and everything completely covered in frost will kill many
things while 25 and no frost results in only minor damage.

-matt
s5 se MI

On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM, Scott Breneman <sbreneman at yourgoodwill.org
> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Been growing vegetables and subtropical container plants for a long time
> and have seen plenty of frost-blackened vegetables outdoors.  What I don't
> understand very well is why 28 degrees in my sunporch didn't harm my tomato
> plants the other night and 24 last night didn't seem to affect my
> subtropicals--guava, jaboticaba etc.  The frost formation is more deadly
> than the sub-freezing temperatures?
>
> Scott
>
> near Lancaster, PA
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