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May 9, 2020 8:58 AM CST
We cover our vegetables ( tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, and peppers) last night to shield them from frost. I am afraid we covered them too early in the day and destroyed some of them. They are all wilted, some are dark and some are yellow. Any tips?
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May 9, 2020 9:50 AM CST
Wait a week to ten days to see if they recover at all. If not, you may need to replant.
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May 9, 2020 9:52 AM CST
Another Indiana gardener posted it was a record low, it may have been just too cold, not your fault..
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May 9, 2020 10:31 AM CST
Water them. Well hydrated plants can handle cold much better. Before frost, make sure your plants are well watered.
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