Plants are very fragile and caring for plants can be a difficult task. The plants’ owner must know how to care for a plant in all scenarios including weather conditions. Maybe the most difficult task about caring for plants against weather conditions is how to protect the plants from frost when the temperatures dip pretty low at night.
The best way to protect plants from frost is to cover them at night. There is moisture in the ground that is beneficial to the plants but this is actually their worst nightmare at night. When the temperature decreases at night the moisture in the ground will freeze and that is what leads to the plants getting frost.
The biggest mistake that is made is that the plants should not be covered with plastic. The plastic will just seal the moisture under the plastic, not prevent the plants from the cold weathers. If the moisture is sealed under the plastic then the plants will still get frost during cold weather.
When covering plants during the winter it is better to use a cloth covering. The cloth sheets will not prevent moisture but it will prevent the cold weather from reaching the moisture which will ensure that the water does not freeze. There are cloth coverings specifically for covering plants at most stores that have gardening supplies but really they are a waste of money. Most plants will be fine if they are covered with a regular cloth bed sheet.
It may not seem like it, but one way to prevent frost on plants is to water the plants less than 24 hours before the freezing weather hits. It seems like watering the plants would only increase the chance of them freezing but actually soil that has been watered gives off more solar radiation than dry soil so watered soil is more likely to stay warm overnight.
Another solution to prevent frost on plants is to use a raised bed when growing plants. The soil is more likely to get cold when it is sunken down in the ground. A plant that is in a raised bed is not going to be as cold as a plant that is deeper in the ground.