With fall around the corner, thoughts turn to protecting prized plants from frost. Many gardeners watch the forecast for threats of frost and then run out to protect plants with blankets, buckets, and plastic tarps. A new product makes it easier to protect warm-season annuals -- such as peppers, basil, and potted plants -- not only from frost but also from high winds and damaging rain.
Plant Protector Bags are made from a spun-bonded polypropylene material, and they protect plants down to 27°F. They allow air, light, and water in, yet they don't stunt plant growth. The bags come in two sizes: 40" x 45" and 50" x 55". To use, simply pull the bag over the plant and tug the drawstring to shut the open end around the base of the plant. They are best left on for only 24 hours at a time.
For more information on the Plant Protector Bags, go to: Easy Gardener.
Article published on September 26, 2005.