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An Early Look at Plankets for Frost Protection

By dave
September 28, 2013

Plankets are snazzy frost blankets that work well to protect potted plants as well as shrubs in the landscaping. The company sent us some to try out, so we made a video for everyone to see.

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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Sep 27, 2013 6:35 PM CST

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Thanks for the demo, Dave and Trish. It looks like just the thing to cover my Clivia containers, which are getting too heavy for me to carry into the house for winter.

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vic
Sep 28, 2013 4:14 AM CST
Great demo Dave and Trish and thank you so much for ALL that info Thumbs up

Lovely children and yes, great barn Dave, and Trish, you look beautiful!
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 28, 2013 7:21 AM CST
Great demonstration video Dave, Trish & helper! Thumbs up

I'm definitely going to try a few of the Plankets for my containers this winter; if they work well I can finally do away with all the old blankets and sheets which I will launder and donate to the local humane society!
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LindaTX8
Sep 28, 2013 11:06 AM CST
I'll be interested in seeing how they perform over the winter! Good video! Pomegranites need protection in winter? No wonder I haven't gotten fruit! I didn't know. It's big, probably couldn't really cover it...it was supposed to be dwarf pomegranite seeds I planted years ago. Okay, I noticed you go around barefoot sometimes. Maybe I should MMOB, but just one word...hookworms. Sorry, couldn't help myself!
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Trish
Sep 28, 2013 6:22 PM CST

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I grabbed my helper before she could get shoes on, but normally we do require the children to wear shoes (snakes, spiders, and tetanus being the main reason). Me? Well...my Southern roots run very deep Green Grin!
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 28, 2013 6:29 PM CST
LOL, I guess my southern roots run deep too because at 65 years (young) Green Grin! I've been barefoot the majority of my life. My feet are pretty tough and I guess I should consider myself very lucky cause I've never had a problem with hookworms, spider bites, snakes etc. When I was @ 12 years old I did cut my foot badly which required 14 or so stitches. I was jumping on a friends pogo stick barefoot and the rubber foot pegs had worn off to the bare metal. Sad
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LindaTX8
Sep 28, 2013 6:55 PM CST
When I was little, I ran around without shoes a lot. Poor family, good shoes cost money, so I only wore my cheapie shoes occasionally (church and school, mostly). But I had all KINDS of problems because of going barefoot. I made sure my own daughter had nice shoes and wore them a lot. Oh, Lin...OUCH! I cut my feet also from time to time, but never that bad!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
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plantladylin
Sep 29, 2013 9:03 AM CST
Yeah, you'd think I would have learned my lesson about wearing shoes but they are just soooo confining. Green Grin! A couple of months ago I jammed a piece of wood chip mulch in my foot but all was okay ... lucky I guess. I seem to get attacked by thorny shrubs and stuff all the time when I'm working outside but if I get a cut that is more than just a scratch I immediately wash it with warm soapy water and get out the neosporin and band aids (which are always in abundant supply here!) Whistling
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