Protecting Tender Plants

As winter moves into spring, we all start anticipating the bounty of our summer vegetable harvest. Spring can be a little rough on frost-sensitive plants in Trinity County — both the edible and the ornamental varieties.

To help you get a jump on the growing season, we carry several products that can protect your plants from frosts and freezes. If you are unsure of which is best for you, we’re happy to help you choose.

Below we highlight two of our more popular options: Water Walls and Frost Cloth (with bulk volume discounts on the latter). For even more details on frost protection, read the complete article at Protecting Frost-Sensitive Plants.

Season Starter water wall in the NurseryWater walls: The Season Starter water wall is a great product that provides more than just frost protection: it actually provides the additional heat your summer vegetables need to grow in our spring weather.

Reusable water walls provide great protections for individual plants. You can set up your water wall in mid-April to help heat up the soil. When you’re ready to plant, place one of these water-filled mini-greenhouses around each of your frost-sensitive plants. Water walls can extend your growing season by up to two months!

Frost cloth: Rows of seeds or plants can be protected from light frosts with medium-weight, reusable frost cloth sheets. This breathable fabric can help trap warm inside and prevent frost from settling in on your plants. We carry frost cloth in bulk — 12-foot width that is sold by the foot — which comes in two weights: .5 oz. light and 1.5 oz. medium. Volume discounts bring the price per linear foot down as low as 39¢ and 79¢, respectively. We also carry smaller, packaged frost cloth.