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Upper Midwest Gardening: Freezing temps in May (Brrrr)

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Brainerd, MN

May 16, 2009
5:02 PM

Post #6556394

St Cloud area and North is expecting temps in the TWENTIES tonight. Last night we were in the low thirties and I moved all of my flowers and veggies (I only container garden), many very young into the garage but it's a LOT of work (about 50 plants). I normally leave them in a small Flowerhouse (a puptent like thing about 3 ft. high in the middle and made of heavy duty white plastic-like material). Does anyone have experience with or opinions on leaving them overnight in the Flowerhouse? I moved everything back to the tent this morning have it set up on black asphalt (not grass) and with all of the flaps closed so it will collect heat from the sun all day today. What will people do who have plants in the ground? If upside down glass jars and styrofoam pails keep these plants safe I wonder if I am being over protective by moving everything into the garage. I just don't know what the inside tent temperature will be (never had this problem before).

Advice is much appreciated.

Glen Ellyn, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 16, 2009
5:30 PM

Post #6556501

Could you run an extension cord out there? The light from a single incandescent bulb would probably throw off enough heat in your enclosed tent.

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