Asked on Oct 16, 2019

How do I protect herbal plants from frost?

Patricia GreeneNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CAElisabeth Robinson


I would like to protect one of my tropical herbal plant ( Curry leaves plant ) from frost bite . I live In California and I put the plant in the ground . Worried about the strong winds, storms and frost . Need some help to protect the -3 feet tall plant . Thank you

4 answers
  • Nan W.
    on Oct 16, 2019

    I live in Houston and we get occasional frost too. We simply cover with old blankets.

  • Elisabeth Robinson
    on Oct 16, 2019

    Try plastic bags? Brown paper dad used them alot

  • Where in CA? I use tomato cages or something similar and cover with paper or plastic with breathing holes depending on the plant.

  • Patricia Greene
    on Oct 19, 2019

    I lived in Las Vegas for years and we would get the once a year frost or a downright freeze, but I never lost anything in my herb garden because I covered the plants with old quilts because the batting in the center of the quilt acted as insulation just like the insulation in your walls. You can find old quilts and blankets in the thrift stores if you don't have any on hand. Good Luck

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