I have put out several of my seedlings that have been growing the last couple of months and we are expecting a light frost tonight and I am curious if anyone knows whether I should have covered them or not? I still have several that have to be put in the ground and would like to get feed back so I will know what you all do....this is my first time planting seedlings and I sure hate to lose them after all this work:)
Daylily Seedlings...will frost hurt them?
Tough plant, if your seedlings are large enough to have a root crown I would not worry about them at all!! I had some a time ago that were 5 or 6 inches tall that took a -15 degree winter an laughed at the cold, of course later when the animals dug them up at a first year early and wasted on them it was a different story.
I was thinking the same thing:) They looked fine this morning so I am thankful...just so much work getting them going I surely didn't want the frost to take them out before I could see my babies next year...Thanks for the response!
HOW ARE THEY NOW? mine are taking frosts and odd temps pretty well.
It is not so much how big/tall seedlings are. More important is that they are planted early enough tohave a chance to become established with new roots before winter.
I've had trays of seedlings get lost in the mess in my garden and freeze solid and grow the next year---but don't do as I do, you will be sorry--probably------Weedy
Sorry, haven't been on here in a while but they did fine:) Took the frost well and then we starting having 60+ temps and some of them have had a growth spurt:) Thanks for all of the feedback!