Why frequent temperature shifts are bad for plants

01/15/2012 | Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), The

Alternating freezing and thawing periods can affect plant growth patterns, Denise Trowbridge writes. The changing conditions can damage the root system, although mature plants are more likely to survive, according to garden consultant Deb Knapke. "The problem is that every species and plant is different, so the complicated thing is that the impact will not be the same across the board," Knapke said.

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