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Frost protection for young trees

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Hi,
I hope some one can help me. I need to protect some young tress from frost. Do I cover the tops but not the sides - like putting a little shade sail over them, or do I cover the sides and leave to top open?. I want to protect them for the whole winter (without killing them with darkness !) as I don't have time to be covering and uncovering them ( I have 2 new twins which restrict my time in the garden now)
Thanks, Linda
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Linda10
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14th June 2010 10:24pm
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Joann says...
Hi Linda
Last year I protected my young citrus by surrounding them with straw bales and my passionfruit by lowering Hession on it overnight. The plants all survived well.
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15th June 2010 7:41am
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Linda says...
Hi Joann, Thanks for that - did you cover and uncover your passionfruit every day?
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15th June 2010 8:16pm
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Joann says...
Hi linda
Sorry for the late reply. Yes I uncovered them every morning once the sun got on them and threw the hession over them before I went to bed. I only covered them on clear nights. Jackie french has some good things to say about frost protection in her backyard gardening books. Cheers, Jo
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22nd June 2010 4:10pm
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peetah says...
is it safe to cover citrus trees with plastic garbage bags when a frost occurs?
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12th September 2011 8:11pm
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Julie says...
Doesn't sound very warm peetah! I think almost anyhing would hold warmth better than plastic. Could you get some old cotton curtains from an op shop?
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