Pansies and Ornamentals – How To Help Them Recover From The Cold

Q: My pansy boxes were covered in snow and the plants still look a bit limp. Can I give them some sort of first aid to help them recover and deal with cold again? 

A: The best thing you can do for pansies before cold weather hits is to water them. Pansies protect themselves by allowing cell moisture in the leaves to escape, thereby minimizing freeze damage. As long as the soil is not dry afterward they should reabsorb water and perk right back up when it gets warm.

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