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Old 02-08-2009, 06:49 AM
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frozen oyster plants


My oyster plants (Moses in the Basket) are damaged from the recent freeze. Has anyone had experience dealing with the after a freeze? Leave them alone or cut back?

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Old 02-08-2009, 09:25 AM
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Hi Joyce, and welcome.
Sorry that your plants were damaged. This has been a particularly rough winter for those of us gardening in the southeast.
I, too, am dreading learning what I have lost to the several arctic blasts that have visited my garden this winter already.

In your case, hopefully, it is only the growth above ground that was damaged by the cold,
which would mean that your plants - or at least some of them - will likely recover and re-grow in time.
I would clean them up, especially to remove any mushy material, so as to deter rot,
which could possibly work it's way down to the roots, causing further damage.

If unusual cold is predicted again, I would cover the plants with mulch, or even a clean, dry sheet
to insulate them a bit, and hope for the best.

Good luck with your plants ...
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:25 AM
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Thanks


Thanks for your response. I will clean up the dead mush after it dries a bit.
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:09 PM
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I'll have to admit that was the gooeyest mess I had... Poor little things looked like rotten banana peels. *cringes*
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