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What temperature should you plant annuals?
Last Updated: 16th February, 2020
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Correspondingly, what temperature is too cold for plants?
If temperatures below 32 degrees F are predicted, protect your plants! A moderate freeze with temperatures in the 25- to 28-degree Fahrenheit range can be widely destructive to vegetation. Frost protection is especially important for tender plants such as geraniums, begonias, impatiens, peppers, and tomatoes.
Beside above, is 40 degrees too cold for plants? Houseplants need to be taken indoors before overnight temperatures dip below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Most tropical plants suffer harm from temperatures below 40 degrees. If the plant is crowding the pot, repot it into a larger container before taking it indoors.
Keeping this in view, what is the lowest temperature for annuals?
Tips for Growing Healthy Cold-Tolerant Annuals
- Start by keeping the plants outdoors during the day any time the temperature is 40 degrees or above.
- Be prepared to move them indoors when the temperature dips below 40 degrees.
- The plant should be able to withstand a light frost after several days of acclimation.
Is it too early to plant annuals?
For these heat-loving annuals, planting too early can pronounce a death sentence as chilly air and cool soil causes plants to stall or even rot. The ideal time to plant is on a cloudy day. This protects newly planted annuals from having sun stress seedlings as they're settling into their new digs.