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Should I use fleece at 2 degrees?

Hello! This weekend the weather is set to go colder, i’m near Tamworth in the midlands. At night it may bet as low as 2/3 degrees.
Should I fleece my growing veg in the raised beds? Or because it’s not quite freezing will I be ok? I‘be got a brassica bed, peas, beetroot, pak choi, spring onions, radishes and turnips growing.
thanks for any help!


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,687
    If they’ve been out for a while they will have had a bit of an introduction to cold weather.

    Fleece is good but only if the weather is dry, otherwise it becomes a conductor of cold, or windy, when it gets tangled up in things and you wish you’d never put the damned stuff up there.

    If the forecast is for dry, calm weather, then why not go for it?

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • Thanks for the reply... I only planted my brassicas out at the weekend so they will have only been in the ground for 1 week, although prior to that they were in a pop up mini green house with the door left open 24 hours... so quite used to cooler nights. I just don’t want to loose them all! 
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