Horticultural fleece does the trick for late frosts here in the UK, but typically they aren't too hard.Last question, how do I protect my potatoes from the winter frost and cold?
Another observation that supports that theory is that I have noticed little 'burn' marks on leaves of some plants in the polytunnel. It only happens when there's cold weather overnight (so isn't sunburn). The most likely thing is that condensation forms on the roof of the polytunnel, drips onto the leaves of the plant and if there's a freeze it damages the cell walls - but as it's only a few little spots it doesn't set the plants back noticeably. It would also explain why this doesn't happen when I fleece the polytunnel plants.I reckon your last suggestion about water freezing on the leaves is the answer. The damage is done when water in the cells of the plant freezes and expands, rupturing the cell wall.
I use plant cloth draped over some hoops I made. Protective plant cloth is widely available on Amazon.Last question, how do I protect my potatoes from the winter frost and cold?
I planted 2 containers of carrots in 10 gallon pots, 13" deep with potting soil, 375 Danvers seeds in each pot.
I think he means the pots were 13 inches deep - not the seeds!!!13 inches deep? Seriously?
My first planting of carrots (with parsley as late companion) this fall was started in late Aug. and just barely covered the seed.
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Second planting in early Sept. again just barely covering the tiny seeds with soil...
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Third planting late Sept. w/ buttercrunch lettuce companion, again just barely covering seed...
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Fourth planting, mid Oct companion planted with cabbage and again just barely covered seed...
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Fifth and final planting (until Feb.) just made today. We should have a continuous supply of carrots through next spring.
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