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How to Protect Containers


Difficulty: 1 / 5

You will need: Bubble-wrap, String, Newspaper, Plastic-bag

While the tops of container plants may be quite hardy the roots are vulnerable to frost. Here are some easy steps you can take to protect them in cold weather.

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Step One:

Tie a double layer of bubble-wrap polythene around the pot to give a layer of insulation against several degrees of frost.

Step 1 of How to Protect Containers

Step Two:

For more protection stand the container in a plastic bag...

Step 2 of How to Protect Containers

Step Three:

...and fill with crumpled newspaper to create a thick insulating layer...

Step 3 of How to Protect Containers

Step Four:

...tie the top loosely with string or a platic tie. Keep the plastic off the leaves as it can freeze to them causing cell damage. Never cover the plant with plastic.

Step 4 of How to Protect Containers

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