Frost damage on young plants. Help please.
I covered my plants the other night even though our weather was calling for low of 43. Well our plants in garden seemed fine the next day but the plants in my mini hoophouse were wet & cold several hours after sun up. Here we are several days later and the leaves are curling up on my starter plants. I closed the plastic cover over the plants but didn't turn on heat lamp because I made the mistake of trusting my weather guy. I have read light frost is 28-32 degrees but what about 32-37 degrees because I am pretty sure we only got as low as 36 but yet apparently got a frost on my poor plants. I don't know what to do. I am affaird I might have to just chuck them and go buy plants. My father says to "leave them, they'll bounch back". But I am not so sure. Was reading about pruneing damaged leaves but those articles were talking about full grown plants that were already producing tomatoes, and a fall frost. If I prune the damage leaves I don't think I will have anything but a stem. One thing I have learned from this is to always assume the temp is going to get 10 degrees lower then stupid weather guy says. Any advice will be appreciated, Thank You.