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Re: Starting seeds question
Edited by WSimpson NC on 4/29/2019, 8:04 am
I usually buy potted palms but in your situation I would put a foot of leaves over them during the winter . That would insure the ground doesn't freeze and they should be fine on those few coldest nights . You may need to do something to keep the leaves from blowing away such as cover them with chicken wire .
Good luck and tell us how they do .
Leaves insulate well but they don't smother the young seedlings .
Ten year lows: 12F 15F 19F 20F 5F 4F 15F 7F 8F (14F 2019)
10 Year Average Winter Lowest Low 11.9F ; 30 Year 11.7F
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