Lanelle L
Lanelle L
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Asked on Apr 21, 2012

Drink cups

Lanelle LJP SDouglas Hunt
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Ok, for those who wanted an answer to my post about drink cups in a garden....well this morning I saw someone out in the garden that was using them. so I walked down to chat. Had a little communication problem but found my answer. And as some of us suspected he was using them to shade the plant from the hot sun. Didn't however find out if he punched holes in the cups to let the heat out since they stayed on for a couple of weeks. May use his method on some of my new plants next week since they are predicting frost around N. Ga. Growing up we used to make little tents from newspaper or catalog pages, weight them down on the corners with dirt so they wouldn't blow away.
5 answers
  • 3po3
    on Apr 22, 2012

    Thanks Lanelle. I was curious. That's good to know.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Apr 22, 2012

    Mystery solved. Gardens are excellent places for cross-pollination, of plants and cultures.

  • JP S
    on Apr 22, 2012

    When I put a small, tender plant in my garden,I break a small branch with leaves and stick it in the ground to shade the plant for a few days,then I put the branch on the compost pile-easy!!!

  • Lanelle L
    on Apr 23, 2012

    Yes, we used to do that also as well as used laarger limbs inn teepee form for running beans.

  • Lanelle L
    on Apr 23, 2012

    I aslo used the drink cups tonight to cover my tender okra plants and other tender plants that just broke the ground. I poked several holes around the sides then weighed them down with small rocks i had picked out of the garden

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