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  • How cold is too cold for cuttings?

    I don't have a green house so being the humidity always high here in south louisiana as soon as I put my cuttings in cups I put them in milk crates and put them under the corner of my house and this has worked well for me for years now. This season I started a little earlier then usual and the last few cool fronts I would bring them in but tonight it's supposed to drop only in the 50's and they are staying out, is the 50's too cool for them?
    Ryan- CenLa, zone 8a/b

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    I don't think it will hurt them as long as they are out of the wind.
    Jennings, Southwest Louisiana, Zone 9a

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    • #3
      Think it is fine if it is just a night or two and the days warm up. It is that constant wet and cold that takes the toll
      Cutting sales at willsfigs.com will continue till about March 1.

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      • #4
        That's what I was thinking, thanks
        Ryan- CenLa, zone 8a/b

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        • #5
          From my observations 40's is too cold, the cuttings will stop growing and may even drop their leaves.
          Overnights in the 50's should not be a problem as long as the daytime temps are back up over 60 deg F. Good luck.
          Pete R - Hudson Valley, NY - zone 5b

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          • quackmaster
            quackmaster commented
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            Thanks Pete, the low will be about 52 or so tonight but will be in the 70's tomorrw, so they should be fine then.

        • #6
          Man you guys in the southern areas are killing me . I have to wait until the third week in May to worry about those temps.Ha ha ha.

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          • quackmaster
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            This has been an unusually watm winter, I didn't have a single frost in my yard this past winter.
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