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[Tomato Dirt #264] 13 ways to protect plants from chilly nights
September 08, 2022

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 12, Number 18

Dear Tomato Dirt reader,

Welcome back to Tomato Dirt! A couple times a month, we’ll send you this newsletter packed with tips about growing tomatoes and using them.

End of Season Sale: Stock Up for Less

Our good friends at Gardener’s Supply are cleaning out their garden shed inventory with clearance items in their Gardening Outlet, Kitchen & Home Outlet, Indoor/Outdoor Living Outlet, and even Clothing & Footwear Outlet.

You can get up to 40% off on garden supplies, kitchen and home, pots and planters, tools, gifts, trellises, raised beds … and more.

It’s a great time to restock your supplies or replace your tools. (Browse here).

You might even find some gifts to purchase for the upcoming holiday season!

The clearance outlet stock changes from day to day as items are added. Check now and check back later, too. Check out the clearance and outlet page. Have fun!

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FEATURE: 13 Ways to Protect Plants from Chilly Nights

Weather can be changeable in spring and fall. If temperatures approach 40 degrees Fahrenheit – especially overnight – you want to protect plants from frost or freezing.

If you let your crop fare for itself and temperatures get below 28 degrees, your tomato plants are toast.

But your season needn’t be thwarted in the spring nor be over in the fall when there’s an unexpected overnight freeze or frost warning.

There are all kinds of ways to protect plants from frost – many of them no cost, low-cost, or DIY solutions.

Bookmark this page to have on hand when the forecast projects an overnight frost or freeze … (Keep reading)

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Tomato Growing Tip: When to Use Tunnel Row Covers

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More Ways to Protect Plants

Tips for Protecting Tomatoes From Frost and Freezing Types of Frost Protection for Tomatoes How to Use Frost Covers to Protect Tomatoes Row Covers for Protecting Tomatoes

That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

Kathy with Tomato Dirt
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