Rated 4.1 out of 5Â by 36
Rated 5 out of 5Â by rifle Great protection
I cover my small plants in tender palms every winter and this does the job! It lets water go through so I can keep it on for a few months and the plants still survive! I'd prefer it in white but this is all they carry.
I use small wire clips (like metal clothes pins) to hold it and it lasts year after year. In fact, I've used this material for over 25 years! It's similar to the lining used in ski jackets for warmth!
November 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Mega Plankett Review
Won't use it till colder weather sets in, but the plankett 's dark color won't be an eyesore covering strawberry beds outside my dining room patio door. Much better than messy straw, a sun-glaring reflection from a white covering, or patched together towels, etc.
September 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ironweed A plant lifesaver for climates with varying temps til June
Love the Planket. It is large enough for a planting bed (which I don't yet have), I have lots of new plants in large pots on my deck, and would have had to replace them a number of times if I hadn't had the Planket to protect them on nights when the temps fall below freezing.
May 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by cajunrider Does what it is supposed to do though (cover) flimsy
No plant cover-up will protect your plants from freezing without a source of heat. The temperature underneath the cover-up will be the same as the temperature on the other side unless you add heat and even then you must completely cover the plants. Most outdoor plants are known to be healthy down to around 20 degrees anyway.
These are pretty flimsy and the grommets pull out easily. I had to fold several layers together and use safety pins to attach two covers together because the material holding the grommets was so flimsy. They breathe, which is good, but they are so thin they don't do much but protect from frost. They will not insulate. Use a regular blanket with a heat source but take the blanket off as soon as possible.
January 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by desertgardener The Plankets saved my citrus and vegetable garden!
Last spring, I started a vegetable garden, and 4 months ago I planted 2 grapefruit trees. I also have numerous dwarf citrus trees, vegetables, and strawberries in containers. While buying the citrus, I was warned to get prepared for our occasional frosts and freezes that we experience during our otherwise relatively mild winters. I found these Plankets and ordered 7 of them. I used them for our first freeze last month when it went down to 26 degrees and a few more times since and everything is surviving so far, even my eggplants, peppers and tomatoes! The instructions say to not leave them on for extended periods or the plants will die from a lack of light. I have also been told that the plants can get too warm once it heats up the following day so I when I use them I am very diligent to remove them the following morning as soon as the sun is up and it is above freezing. Also note that if any part of the plant is crammed up against the cloth during the freeze that part can get frozen. It works best if the cover is not touching the plant or only lightly so. I solved this problem by building a frame for my trees out of PVC pipe and draping the cloth over the frame and securing it with binder clips. My vegetable garden already had PVC hoops in it that I had used for shade cloth in the summer so I simply draped the Planket over the hoops and secured it with the binder clips as well. The containers I gathered under the patio and wrapped them with the covers. The Plankets are easy to clean by just brushing the dirt off and they fold up nicely for storage. I am very pleased with my purchase so far.
January 10, 2012