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Old 05-24-2009, 03:01 PM   #1
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Anti-Freeze For Your Plants
Botanists Develop 'Antifreeze' Spray for Plants

Anti-Freeze For Your Plants -- Botanists Develop 'Antifreeze' Spray for Plants
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November 1, 2008 Botanists developed a spray that, when misted over a plant, will help it endure temperatures 2.2 to 9.4 degrees Fahrenheit colder than it would without the spray, depending upon the species. The spray, called Freeze-Pruf, reduces the freezing point of water inside the tissues of the plant by means of a mixture that combines five ingredients in a water-based spray formula. One spray works for four to six weeks, lowering the temperature at which damage first becomes noticeable as well as the temperature that would normally kill the plant.
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Old 05-24-2009, 03:02 PM   #2
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Every year, Americans spend more than $38 billion on their lawns and gardens. No matter what you're growing, a sudden frost or freeze can spell serious trouble. Soon, science could come to the rescue with antifreeze for plants.
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Why am I getting this visual of people applying this product to invasive plants bought at garden centers. You know, those people called zone pushers that love the exotic "ornamentals".
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Old 05-24-2009, 10:02 PM   #4
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Why am I getting this visual of people applying this product to invasive plants bought at garden centers.
Because that is exactly what is going to happen. The native plant gardeners don't need this product. Our plants are well adapted to our sites.
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Old 05-25-2009, 11:01 PM   #5
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I hope they aren't working on a waterproof formulation of this. Ponders from the northern reaches would be flocking to garden centers to buy it for their water hyacinth.
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