Start Growing Early & Protect Plants from Cold Weather!
Winter is a huge frustration during the gardening season. You work hard all year to grow your tasty delights, harvest them and then have to potter around the greenhouse doing trivial jobs until the new year. The weather eventually begins to show signs of improving so you start your gardening season and then get hit with the trusty British weather and an unexpected frost, unravelling all your work. If you haven’t prepared and don’t have winter protection for plants, you can lose plants at an outstandingly quick rate.
What Is Frost Damage?
When a plant get’s too cold, the water stored in its cells freezes, causing frost damage, dehydration and damage. However, the real damage occurs when the sun comes up. Due to the weakened cell walls, the plant defrosts to quickly and the leaves and stems begin to die.
How to Prevent Frost Damage to Plants
Get ahead of the game, start your gardening season early and protect your plants from cold weather with Early Starter. Using an innovative combination of plant friendly nutrients, Early Starter acts as an anti-freeze for plants. It protects them from temperatures below 5°C and promotes strong growth, with increased survival and revival rates.
Early Starter tells your plant to focus its energy on growing down into the ground, rather than aerially. This results in longer, stronger roots that can access more nutrients and water to produce a stronger, more resilient plant.
We recommend using a frost blanket in conjunction with Early Starter during heavy frosts to provide plants with maximum protection. Think of Early Starter like built in central heating for your plants. Whilst we have central heating built in to our bodies, we’d never leave the house without a coat in winter!
As Terry Walton said, this should definitely be part of your winter protection for plants armoury.
Follow the dosage rates as recommend to avoid overstimulating the plant. If you are using in conjunction with Deep Rooter, apply half a dose of each product.