Frost Protection Fabric: How to use it and When
May 21, 2022
WHAT IS FROST PROTECTION FABRIC?
Frost proteciton fabric is garden cover made of 17gram non-woven polypropylene fabric which is lightweight breathable and durable. Frost protection fabric is ultra-lightweight, keeping your plants safe from damage. Unlike commonly used alternatives like bed sheets, burlap, or painter's tarps, the fabric allows plants proper airflow.
It keeps heat in, bugs out, is an excellent windbreak for young transplants. It allows rain and overhead irrigation to reach plants and soil.
WHEN TO USE A FROST PROTECTION FABRIC ?
Growers use frost blankets for several different types of applications. They offer opportunities for season extension with minimal infrastructure by:
Freeze Protection,it against frost freeze and cold weather.
When it snows, the frame prop up the plants cover to prevent the snow from crushing and frostbite your plants
Against sunlight UV damage,keep soil and plants from overheating
Block birds,animals and insects from biting your plants
HOW TO INSTALL FROST PROTECTION FABRIC
Frost protection fabric can be installed on row crops with low-tunnel hoops or laid directly on the plants you wish to protect. The blanket cover can be anchored with landscape fabric pins, rocks, or sandbags. When used without hoops, frost blankets are commonly referred to as floating row covers. This is because their light weight allows them to essentially “float” above your plants only resting on the tips of the leaves.
The winter blanket can be cut with scissors to fit over conventional-width rows or used as-is for wide-row plantings. When not being used, the material should be folded and stored away from sun and moisture. Against freeze, frost and other cold weather during winter, but also can protect your plants from strong sun, insect and birds during spring and summer.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF FROST PROTECTION FABRIC
- It allows air and moisture to reach your plants and traps heat and moisture to produce bigger, better and earlier crop yields.
- It can extending growing season of your plants as a warm house,it also can help the seeds germinate more quickly.
- It's durable to hold heavy snow with a frame (Frame not included).
- It's reusable,no need to remove every morning and replace every evening.