Greg Bowman – Jewelry Winter Protection

Over the past decade, we have had two winters that brought cold and snowy weather.

I vividly remember one of those winters, when we were born on a farm about six inches from the ground. I remember one spring after a winter when I received a lot of phone calls and a lot of site visits due to cold damage to wooden ornaments.

Most of the winter damage was due to improper pruning by the owner last year. Customers have been cutting for years at the wrong time and the real cold and snowy weather of that winter has finally arrived.

Today I am sharing the information on winter protection for your jewelery with the help of Bob Westchester, Yoga Extension Horticulture and Chicken Orville Lindestrom, Professor of Fruit and Vegetable.

Since the weather is still warm, thinking about winter protection for your jewelry may not be on the list. Remember, in late summer and early autumn, plants begin to prepare themselves for winter in cold climates. This activity begins with colder temperatures and shorter day lengths. Keep in mind that cold weather must be fashionable at the moment. If the feeding occurs too early, it will shorten the growing season.

If the feeding is too late, the plants may be damaged or killed by frost. Our data suggest that local weather conditions, selected plants and plant maintenance during the growing season may affect the timing and amount of cooling. I will not go into detail about the types of cold sores, but be aware that cold sores can occur in all parts of the plant.

You can see cold damage on fruits, stems, leaves, stems and roots. Some damage can be seen on the leaves. If the roots are damaged, they may not be noticeable until the plants sprout in the spring.

How can you help prevent cold damage to your jewelry? One of the first tips to prevent it is to choose to plant it in the real plant room and in the landscape.

Try to choose plants that can withstand the cold temperatures in your area. Look for plants that meet the minimum cold hard requirements for your state. I just add not to think of cold weather, but choose plants that can withstand the heat of summer. Don’t forget to set site preferences. Examine your property to find the coldest and hottest places.

Tip During the winter, the coldest places are on the north and northwest sides, as well as on the lowlands where the cold air is stored. Conversely, the southern part of the property is usually warmer. Also remember microclimates. This is where you can place your cold-exposed plants near a room where there is more southern exposure or larger plants or other structures.

Proper nutrition helps a plant to withstand the cold. This includes fertilizing at the right time of year. Note that fertilization with high nitrogen fertilizer can cause problems after August or September. This can lead to many new developments that are more susceptible to cold damage.

I mentioned this in the opening paragraph, but proper circumcision is important. Pruning in late summer or early autumn can lead to new growth that is more susceptible to frost damage. I have been waiting for years on a cutting board for various landscaping items on my computer. Make sure you know the right pruning time for your ornamental plants. Do not forget about proper transplantation.

Note that in late fall or early winter, plants are more likely to be affected by frostbite due to lack of planting. You will need to replace it in early spring. Windbreaks may be helpful.

Fences, buildings, permanent greenery and even temporary structures help protect plants from the cold. Windstorms provide more help than cold winds and snow. This type of snow occurs when the temperature drops as a result of the cold weather. Ornamental planting The wind blows northwest. There are other safety tips that will not allow our space to be covered today, but remember one thing about container plants.

If you leave container plants outdoors, you can push those containers together. Lighten or cover to reduce heat loss. You can even wrap cabinets in plastic, curtains, or blankets to help keep you warm. In cold weather it is advisable to cover the plants with sheets, blankets or cardboard boxes. We do not recommend covering plants with plastic.

For more information, contact UGA Extension-Gordon County at 706-629-8685 or email extension agent Greg Bowman at


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