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Should I be covering cold sensitive crops this week? The forecast is a bit chilly today and am wondering if any other permies have thoughts on this.

Maybe the plants can tolerate temps in the low 50s for a little bit.

Or do I throw some more straw around the plants to keep them a bit more protected. I’ll probably do this just to be more safe, than sorry.



 
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It helps to know your location and, if you don't want to tell that, your growing zone.  It makes a big difference.  Here in Vermont, my vegetables and flowers know that 50* F. means it's summer (almost)!  And if you've planted tropical plants, who might actually object to temps in the 50s.

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Hey Anne!

I’m in zone 7b, NC.

It’s definitely not Vermont. Must be nice though



 
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Hi Kelsey -

Unless you're planting tropical plants, you should be fine.  It's too soon here to put out plants that can't tolerate frost (we are not supposed to plant until Memorial Day!) but my brassicas and lettuces (both from seed and starter plants) are happy out there.  It was 38* F. last night.  But all your regular garden vegetables should be fine unless there's going to be a frost.  They might grow a little more slowly for a few days and then take off when the weather warms up.

Have fun in the garden!
 
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