Do you have plants that you need to protect from the cold , recently acquired or tropical? If so, this article is for you. We will show you some methods to avoid, as much as possible, that your most delicate plants notice the cold and can continue growing normally as soon as the sun dresses in spring and its solar rays can touch the earth with more force.
Tips that are very easy to carry out and that will not take us much time.
- 1 First method: plastic containers
- 2 Second method: greenhouses for horticultural plants
- 3 Third method: thermal blanket
First method: plastic containers
Plastic containers, such as bottles, are great as a mini-greenhouse , since in addition to protecting the plant from the cold, it means that there are a few degrees warmer inside the bottle than outside . In addition, it maintains humidity , which is great when it comes to protecting plants that need high humidity. I recommend poking holes in the bottle, or uncovering the plant on warmer days or times. This will prevent the fungi from having time to appear. We can also add a little fungicide to prevent.
It is a method that can be used when there are few delicate plants, but also in cases of early germination, that is, to protect seeds or seedlings that have germinated prematurely.
Second method: greenhouses for horticultural plants
If we have horticultural plants planted and we want to protect them from frost, then we can make use of special greenhouses for orchards . These types of greenhouses are attached to the ground, and prevent the plants from being damaged by frost or cold.
In addition, it will also help us prevent leaf eaters from eating them.
Third method: thermal blanket
It is a very effective method when it comes to protecting trees, whether in pots or in the ground. The thermal blanket is made in such a way to prevent the plant from feeling the cold . It would be the equivalent of a coat.
They are very cheap, they hardly weigh anything, and they can be cut to the size we need.
These are just three methods that will help your plants get through the winter as well as possible. There are a few more, but we will see them next time.