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Protecting Warm Season Vegetables from Spring Freezes

May 8, 2020
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A freeze warning is in effect for Indianapolis (Marion County) from midnight tonight to 9 AM EDT Saturday, May 9, 2020.
 
Cool-season vegetables should not be damaged, but if you have already planted your warm season vegetable crops and flowers, action is needed to protect them.
 
Purdue University vegetable specialist Liz Maynard highlights some guidelines in the chart to the left.
 
More information on the subject:
 
Protect Early Planted Warm-Season Vegetables from Low Temperatures
 
Frost a Bit Late but Little Harm Done
 
Using Row Covers or Sprinkler Irrigation for Cold Protection of Strawberries
 
Effects of Cold Weather on Horticultural Plants in Indiana (HO-203)
 
Cold Temperature Tolerance of Flowers and Vegetables (see Related Files below)
 
 

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