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Weekend Freeze

Posted by greenthumbelina7 Z4 (My Page) on
Mon, May 10, 10 at 11:37

I am wondering about my plants health after this weekends cold temps. I covered the ones that I was worried about on friday night but had no idea it was supposed to freeze last night. Unfortunately, I planted a whole lot of stuff yesterday. Should I be worried about those since they are just seeds, no growth whatsoever? I'm hoping everything will be fine. Can seeds survive a freeze?
Also my strawberry plant has 2 flowers on it, can I assume these will die?


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RE: Weekend Freeze

I live in Prior Lake, and the temperatures hit 30 degrees on Saturday night/Sunday morning. I just have a lot of perennials. However, I was still quite worried since all the plants are a good two to four weeks ahead of schedule because of the warm weather in March/April. At first blush, the plants looked like they handled the cold temperatures pretty well. On closer look, it appears that many of my iris buds have freeze damage and will likely not bloom. Also, my flax took a bit of a hit. It is still blooming, but looks a little ragged . . life in Minnesota . . .

- Adam

RE: Weekend Freeze

  • Posted by jel48 Z4 Michigan (My Page) on
    Tue, May 11, 10 at 3:16

Tina, a freeze won't hurt your seeds.

RE: Weekend Freeze

My plants all look good. I had the veggies covered, but nothing else.

RE: Weekend Freeze

Thank you! You have no idea how much of a relief that is to hear. I hope everything else is okay, for everyone else too!

RE: Weekend Freeze

On the evening news, they were interviewing a strawberry grower. He was asked how you know if the frost has hurt the strawberries. He said if the center of the blossom turns black. I have noticed that a number of my uncovered strawberries and even a few of the straw-covered ones in my large bed look that way. Otherwise, just looking at the plants, you would never know anything was the matter with them. I didn't even see any frost in our yard in Hudson, WI, but there must have been some in my garden. I look at it as thinning; maybe the remaining good berries will be larger. Northwoodswis

RE: Weekend Freeze

I checked my strawberries last night and have no black centers so I'm hoping all is well. Thanks for the input!

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