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Frost on Covered balcony?

Postby Jennifer » May 05, 2008 5:01 pm

If I leave my potted plants on my apt blacony which is covered overhead by the above balcony, will they be protected enough from frost? or should i bring them in or properly cover them?
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Postby Venice » May 05, 2008 5:27 pm

Well I think a lot of it depends on how high up you are. I know that ever so many flights up you actually lose a zone.

So even if your in Zone 5 if your in a high rise your balcony could be a zone 3. I'm not sure what the equation is to figure it out. But I'm sure someone here will have a link.

I'd be a bit worried about them, esp this week. If nothing else I'd drape a blanket on them perhaps huddle them in the corner with a few chairs and cover them all up.

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Postby seacat » May 06, 2008 11:31 pm

What sort of plants are they? You could bring them in to be safe. I have a thermometer on my balcony so I can monitor the temperature better. I read something on an earlier, recent thread that said below 8 degrees, bring'em in.

I do find that my 8th floor balcony is usually a degree or two warmer than it apparently is on the ground.
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