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cold frames

PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:17 pm
by Szy
I'm thinking of buying a little cold frame for dormancy (Flytraps etc). I will mulch around the pots. Question: for several nights of 10-20F, will covering with burlap or a blanket suffice? Is it overkill?

Re: cold frames

PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:39 pm
by dewyray
I'd think the mulch/burlap combination would work well enough. A couple nights of temps in the teens isn't a huge risk for flytraps and such. Each subsequent sunny day cancels the previous night's dip, you could say.

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Re: cold frames

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:38 am
by Fieldofscreams
Where are you located?

Re: cold frames

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:03 am
by Szy
Fieldofscreams wrote:Where are you located?

I'm in Connecticut, the cold end of Zone 6.

Re: cold frames

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:07 am
by Szy
Fieldofscreams wrote:Where are you located?
Szy wrote:
Fieldofscreams wrote:Where are you located?

I'm in Connecticut, the cold end of Zone 7
Szy wrote:
Fieldofscreams wrote:Where are you located?

I'm in Connecticut, the cold end of Zone 7.
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Re: cold frames

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:08 am
by Szy
Szy wrote:
Fieldofscreams wrote:Where are you located?

I'm in Connecticut, the cold end of Zone 6.
....oops, zone 7

Re: cold frames

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:36 am
by Fieldofscreams
You might get away with it in zone 7.

I couldn't get away with it in zone 5 a/b.