Water Container Frost Protection

comments (12) September 15th, 2009

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yourownvictorygarden Greg Holdsworth, contributor
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If you live in the North Texas area as I do, you don't really concern yourself with the first annual frost/freeze threat until late October at the earliest. I am always thinking ahead to the upcoming season.

I happen to be doing this while I was at the grocery store. I have been looking for the best frost protection container for Spring transplants, and I may have found it. Ozarka makes a 3 Liter stackable water container. This one (and I've seen many different kinds used) seems to fit the bill in that: 1. It's the right size for most transplants; 2. It's completely clear to allow full sunlight in; 3. Has an opening at the top; and 4. Has a vertical side that you could anchor with a wooden stake for support.

Why would I be worrying about this now? Spring is several months away. Well, simple. Unless you plan on buying 2-3 dozen of these at once (how many shopping carts is that?), which is how many I will need, I figure you may want to start getting them early and gradually adding to your frost-fighting arsenal. That way you're not panicking when you see the weather report. Just a thought.


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Comments (12)

machirano writes: Hmm ..That's really protector way of frost
Posted: 5:59 am on August 14th
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Posted: 10:11 am on August 7th
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Posted: 8:09 am on August 3rd
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Posted: 11:35 am on August 2nd
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Posted: 12:06 pm on August 1st
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Posted: 1:35 am on January 26th
shacubb writes: Good Morning,
You have a great idea. Whats even better, which I have been using for the past ten or more years, is the large 5 gal jugs.
My husband,using his table saw, cuts about one inch off the bottom, they usually stay intact. You can use those as saucers for other pots.
I live in North Central Arkansas, using the jugs, I have had cucumbers & tomatoes in early May. I am from South Louisiana, there you do not need much protection against the cold, my Grandparents did well with only milk jugs to cover their seedlings. I have accumulated about two dozen or more through the years from friends or finding them on the side of the highway. Also, they do get brittle when left exposed to the elements. I keep mine in a covered garage when not in use.
Have a great day,
shacubb
Posted: 10:35 am on September 23rd
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