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By optique
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So i have a table full of Sarracenia I am going to try to sell locally this year. 90%+ are sending up flower stalks and should really help me sell them. Thursday night temps are going to be 29f. Should i cover my plants or move them in side a none heated building will frost even effect the flower stalks?
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By Panman
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If it is going to freeze and warm up the next day I would certainly cover them and move what you can inside. I wouldn't want to risk the flowers.
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By ChefDean
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I'm going to experience the same thing later this week for a couple of nights, down to a forecasted 27°F. All my plants are on small racks that I can just bring inside my kitchen overnight, is that an option?
If not, a cover with a small space heater on low will keep them above freezing. The difficult part may be making sure the warm airflow isn't hitting the plants directly, that may do as much damage by drying as the freezing would.
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By MikeB
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I'm looking at the forecast for my location and debating whether I can get away with just a tarp covering or do I need to assemble the portable cold frame for Thursday night and Friday night.
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How many hours is it supposed to be below freezing. Pots of a decent size could probably stand an hour or two of freezing temps if under a tarp. You could even add some hot water bottles to raise the ambient temperature under the tarp.
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By ChefDean
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I received one of those divisions, and it went wild from day one. Now, we're expecting it to drop to 23°F here Thursday, so I gotta bring them in.
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My banana trees however, they're going to have to deal with it and only get covered.
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By ChefDean
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They vary in size, but we have been getting up into the 70's.
The one in front is the leuco Tarnok from you. Behind it is a (rubra x oreophila) x purple burkii that is a little taller from Xanthoparmelia. Not seen is the alabamensis from Matt that is almost as tall as the Tarnok, just not as thicc. Then my productive but small ones, only about 1 to 3 inches tall, are my Hummers Hammerhead from Madrone with 6 stalks going up, and my Lowes deathcube (potential rubra cross) that was a dormant rhizome last spring that is putting up 8. Last, my fashionably late one, purpurea var venosa "Pender Co., NC" just decided to start putting up what appears to he a very robust stalk two days ago.
I'm going to self and bag the Tarnok, alabamensis, and the purp, but let the others go OP if they want to. Hopefully I can spread some love around this fall.

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