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seansmo
May 5, 2020 9:18 PM CST
i have a ton of hot pepper plants outside in pots and the temperature has dropped under 40 but above 32, i moved them to the garage will they be okay?
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May 5, 2020 9:51 PM CST
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It will certainly slow them down but it won't kill them.
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Yardenman
May 6, 2020 12:43 AM CST
seansmo said:i have a ton of hot pepper plants outside in pots and the temperature has dropped under 40 but above 32, i moved them to the garage will they be okay?


Depends on the garage temperature. Detached can get as cold as outside. Attached is usually about 10F warmer. Thermometers are cheap. Put one in the garage. But do keep in mind that peppers are tropical plants like tomatoes etc... Don't put them out early. They sulk for months when chilled and never do well after.

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