Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Frost-Nipped Basil! Toplef10Frost-Nipped Basil! 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Frost-Nipped Basil! I22gcj10Frost-Nipped Basil! 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Update on Marie's mom
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 11:33 am

» Sixth Year SFG in Canada
by ralitaco Yesterday at 10:14 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie 2/17/2020, 10:54 pm

» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by markqz 2/17/2020, 5:45 pm

» TD - A Journey Through Prostate Cancer
by donnainzone5 2/17/2020, 2:51 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by ralitaco 2/17/2020, 2:41 pm

» What's your favorite kitchen/garden gadget?
by donnainzone5 2/17/2020, 1:42 pm

» Use Podocarupus fruit in compost?
by countrynaturals 2/17/2020, 11:39 am

» Is this Marjoram or Oregano or Something Else?
by has55 2/17/2020, 1:45 am

» January & February 2020 - Northern and Central Midwest
by OhioGardener 2/16/2020, 2:45 pm

» California's Drought
by countrynaturals 2/16/2020, 9:38 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals 2/16/2020, 9:14 am

» Sanderson - On the Road
by countrynaturals 2/16/2020, 9:09 am

» Expanding the ideas of using PVC clamps and couplings
by CitizenKate 2/15/2020, 9:31 pm

» unknown plant
by ralitaco 2/15/2020, 6:56 pm

» 2020 SFG in Brooks, GA
by yolos 2/15/2020, 5:06 pm

» Famous Gardening Quotes
by countrynaturals 2/14/2020, 6:04 pm

» Not new, but I've been away for a spell...
by ralitaco 2/13/2020, 11:11 pm

» Is this Mint or a Weed?
by ralitaco 2/13/2020, 11:09 pm

» New & Different
by yolos 2/13/2020, 1:26 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by markqz 2/12/2020, 10:48 pm

» Mark's first SFG
by markqz 2/12/2020, 7:43 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 2/12/2020, 5:05 pm

» February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by sanderson 2/12/2020, 3:34 pm

» Daikon radishes?
by yolos 2/12/2020, 3:01 pm

» the SFG Journey-rowing tomatoes in early winter in Dallas-Ft. Worth Tx
by countrynaturals 2/12/2020, 2:07 pm

» Introducing myself
by sanderson 2/11/2020, 5:57 pm

» Check Out the "Friday Rookie Topics"
by countrynaturals 2/11/2020, 11:57 am

» My first crack at making tabasco sauce
by CitizenKate 2/10/2020, 10:54 pm

» Garlic in Central Ohio
by llama momma 2/10/2020, 7:30 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Frost-Nipped Basil!

Go down

Frost-Nipped Basil! Empty Frost-Nipped Basil!

Post  donnainzone5 on 9/11/2012, 2:29 pm

Hello out there!

Although I covered my hoop house last night to protect my SFG, my basil was discolored. No I snipped off those leaves, but I'm wondering if I did something wrong when covering the bed, or whether basil is even more cold-sensitive than I thought.

Any comments?

Meanwhile, I'm considering putting my new mini-greenhouse up, digging up the plant, potting it, and plopping it there for the winter. Could this work?
donnainzone5
donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 2429
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 72
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

Frost-Nipped Basil! Empty Re: Frost-Nipped Basil!

Post  Dunkinjean on 9/11/2012, 2:33 pm

Hi!

I have found basil is very sensitive to water so maybe it was the moisture from dew?

Anyway, yes I would try it in your greenhouse since it won't survive the winter outside.

Best of luck.
Dunkinjean
Dunkinjean

Female Posts : 688
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 65
Location : Central NJ - From 6A to 7A 2012

http://2jean@excite.com

Back to top Go down

Frost-Nipped Basil! Empty Re: Frost-Nipped Basil!

Post  Turan on 9/11/2012, 11:57 pm

Basil is my most sensitive crop to cold. Even more sensitive than squash or tomatoes and eggplant. If your covers touch the leaves at all and it frosts it will freeze the leaves. However if you can do a double cover, with the second layer held above the first so there is an air pocket that often is enough for frosts down to 30. That should be plenty of protection for zone 10. But you are now in Bend and there I suspect you will need to bring the pot inside the house for the winter.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Belgrade, MT
Click for weather forecast
Turan
Turan

Female Posts : 2600
Join date : 2012-03-29
Location : Gallatin Valley, Montana, Intermountain zone 4

Back to top Go down

Frost-Nipped Basil! Empty Re: Frost-Nipped Basil!

Post  rowena___. on 9/12/2012, 9:54 am

so long as the plastic doesn't actually touch the plants, they usually won't get frost bitten. you can even put a layer of fabric on first, then the plastic, and that will give plenty of protection.
rowena___.
rowena___.

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 438
Join date : 2011-01-06
Location : nashville, TN

http://www.romesticity.com, www.rostitchery.com, www.the-ella-ec

Back to top Go down

Frost-Nipped Basil! Empty Re: Frost-Nipped Basil!

Post  donnainzone5 on 9/12/2012, 11:22 am

Thanks, Rowena and everyone! It was probably the plastic touching some corner leaves. I'll be bringing the basil inside and placing a cloth cover over the frame before the plastic.
donnainzone5
donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 2429
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 72
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

Frost-Nipped Basil! Empty Re: Frost-Nipped Basil!

Post  CapeCoddess on 9/12/2012, 11:25 am

@rowena___. wrote:so long as the plastic doesn't actually touch the plants, they usually won't get frost bitten. you can even put a layer of fabric on first, then the plastic, and that will give plenty of protection.

Oh wow, I did not know this and it's important. Thanks, Rowena!

CC
CapeCoddess
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6824
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 63
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

Back to top Go down

Frost-Nipped Basil! Empty Re: Frost-Nipped Basil!

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum