This year I relocated my vegetable garden to a container set up in my sunniest location. In Seattle, in the spring, that doesn't necessarily mean it gets any sun. The Frost Guards did the job of warming up the soil and creating happy seedlings and transplants. They fit nicely either on or completely over many of the containers. Haven't tried them yet for actual 'frost'.
I got these late last season and used them to extend growing for some of my veggies. Boy, did they love them! Then I took a couple and covered some new lilacs to protect them from Winter wind and cold, and they seem to be doing very well. I need more for the upcoming season -- northern Montana is hard on plants and has a short grow season. These covers mean I can plant earlier and harvest later!!
These are truly great for early tomato/pepper transplants. In Southern California, these have to be removed in the daytime when the temperature reaches 65-70. Absolutely easy to put on and take off, so long as the plants are small.
I had bought 18 FG's last year and used them for my early transplants from my greenhouse. They are sturdy and the plants actually seem to enjoy being covered with them. I live in Co. and the sun at our altitude (7500) is pretty hard on gardens, but everything I covered with the FG's were able to get established and thrived like crazy. I recently ordered 12 more so all the transplants will be happy. This is one product that is a garden "must have".
The frost guard is well built and alot sturdier then other similar products. It gives me a good head start on the season.
These are just great for unstable weather, wind and heavy rain for new or established specialty plants. Protects plants around the house in winter from heavy snow, and also snow coming off the roof. Finally a product that lives up to the hype.
We use these to protect our rose bushes and they work great! We love them! Wonderful ideal and they do not blow over which we love the best!!!
For larger plants, like Rosemary, etc.
THESE FROST GUARDS ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!! I ORDERED 9 OF THEM LAST YEAR AND CAME BACK FOR 12 MORE JUST THIS MONTH. WE LIVE IN WILLIAMS, AZ, WHICH IS ABOUT 30 MILES FROM FLAGSTAFF, AZ. OUR ZONE IS 5B. THESE FROST GUARDS PROTECT IN THE WINTER VERY WELL, INCLUDING VERY WELL IN THE SNOW!! THIS PAST SPRING AND EARLY SUMMER WE HAD ALOT OF WIND, AND I FOUND THESE TO BE WONDERFUL PROTECTORS FOR THE YOUNG PLANTS THAT I HAD PLANTED EARLY SPRING. I JUST LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THEM!!!!!
i really like the frost guard protectors. I used them after I planted my tomatoes, the temp was still unstable. they worked great! I'll use them this fall on some of my delicate plants and see how they do.
I live in Colorado and we have terrible wind. I used these frost guards all spring to protect me tender plants. I could not have a garden without these. I can't say enough good things about these frost guards. I am using them this winter to put over small bushes and plants that I usually lose over the winter because of the winds. When these are pinned down, the wind does not blow them off, they stay put. I even had these guards on in June with the tops off just to protect from the winds and the plants loved it, it did not get too hot. I will definitely be getting more.
I love these, bought 16 in the Spring. Covered my veggies soon as I transplanted them outside. The plants were so much happier with the covers on than when I removed them. I thought they'd be roasting inside, but they were cool and happy. Was perfect for the night coolness too. Went to purchase more and they weren't available so will absolutely buy several more. They are sturdy and even without staking them to the ground they were able to withstand our high winds.
I purchased 36 of these wonderful items immediately when I saw them in the catalogue. Even though I have not used them as yet, I can tell you that they will be far ahead of sliced bread on the item list of great things in our society. I am anxious to get my plants under the "FG". I have 14 of these being tested in my garden before season starts. In order to monitor the temp inside the FG I drilled a 1/8" hole in the exact center of the top and I can insert a air condition thermomator,close the vents of & know exactly the inside temp in any setting of the vents. I then cut a small pop rivet to fit the hole and no air escapes unless I want it to. By doing this I can rotate the top without any problem. I will also use them for Peppers, Cucumbers & any other plants that I want to start early on in the planting season.
I love this for a cover for my tomato plants. It got down to 30 degrees and thought that was it for the tomatoes. But once I removed the cover the tomatoes were fine! They are very high quality and will last for many years to come! Not like other products that I have purchased in the past. Would highly recommend this for any gardener!!!