Cold snap making my vines droop!

slettvinJune 15, 2005

I have some really pretty deck railing containers that have been doing beautifully! That is, they were until the temperature here in Boston just dropped to 50!!!

I just glanced out at my deck, and my sweet potato vines are drooping! what can I do to help them? Is it too late to cover them with plastic of something? They are much too heavy to carry in, and I don't have anywhere to put them anyway. This is so discouraging... :(

Thanks for any help ypu can provide.

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watergal(z6/7 Westminster, MD)

I'm surprised they are drooping at only 50 degrees. I wouldn't expect to have problems until almost freezing temps. Have you checked for water? They are thirsty things.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2005 at 9:10PM
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jenny_in_se_pa(USDA7 Sunset 32)

I'd agree that the temperature drop shouldn't do that, especially since the soil in the container is probably still very warm after 1 1/2 weeks of high temps and despite the sudden onset of cooler air temps in your area. And yep, they probably need water as being dry is the one thing that really makes them droop.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2005 at 6:55AM
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LindaMA(MA z5)

My vines are all doing well and I'm in the same area. I do admit this weather is terrible but should be breaking by tomorrow. Good luck, hope you get to the root of the problem. *BS*

    Bookmark   June 16, 2005 at 9:32AM
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Thanks for the responses. I think the water might be the issue. I didn't water them yesterday because I thought it was too cold, or the day before because it had rained a little. I guess I need to just keep doing it no matter what! I just gave them a good drink - let's see if it helps.

Thanks again!

    Bookmark   June 16, 2005 at 10:03AM
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