Vegetables and Fruit forum: Potassium boost to avoid cold damage

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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Feb 8, 2014 3:17 PM CST
I have recently found out that the damage from freeze damage can be reduced in grain crops and onions by providing them with extra potassium. Does anyone know if peppers and tomatoes benefit from extra doses of phosphorus or potash to help avoid damage from cold weather. When moving my plants in and out on the warm days and cold days I am wondering if an extra dose of potassium would be helpful?

edited: sorry I had typed in potassium and it should have been phosphorus or potash.
[Last edited by Seedfork - Feb 9, 2014 10:19 PM (+)]
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SongofJoy
Feb 9, 2014 5:00 PM CST
I hope this gets some responses. I'd like to know as well.
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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Feb 9, 2014 7:55 PM CST
Me too. I think that's interesting and I have onions I planted in Nov. that have suffered because of the prolong cold
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Feb 9, 2014 10:21 PM CST
abhege,
please see my edit above, sorry.
Here is the dixiondale video that alerted me to the use of potash to protect onions from freeze damage. The part about the freeze damage is toward the end but the complete video is about fertilizing onions.

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