Life Hack: Save Your Garden Seedlings From Frost

No matter where you currently live, I think it is safe to say that the spring weather can’t seem to make up it’s mind.  We were at a low of 27 degrees two days ago!  For us in Central Arkansas, it isn’t uncommon to have up and down weather swings (hello tornado weather) but this spring seems so much more extreme.  My Instagram feed is full of cute photos announcing everyone, “breaking up with winter!”

By now, most avid gardeners have seeds sown and seedlings planted.  It is what we thrive on after the cold days of winter.

With the weather being crazy, we’ve lost flowers to deep freezers and buds seem to be stunted.  Although I’ve started gardens late in the season, I love to get a jump start on planting.  The only issue is constantly needing to cover the plants when the temperatures deep below freezing.  Tiny seedlings can be covered with cloches, mason jars and plastic jugs to create a mini greenhouse effect.  What about plants like tomato plants that you have put in cages.

That is where Reynolds KITCHENS® Quick Cut™ Plastic Wrap comes into play!  It’s my tiny planting victory I’m celebrating today.

With Reynolds KITCHENS® Quick Cut™ Plastic Wrap, it’s easy to create a mini greenhouse around the tomato cages to keep your precious plants warm and thriving.  The sooner we can plant, the sooner we can harvest, the problem during this crazy spring weather is keeping the soil warm enough to allow plants to thrive.

This actually took me all of ten minutes to do and has allowed my plants to continue to grow and thrive, despite the crazy battles ongoing between winter and spring.

The starter edge™ makes it easy to find the start of the roll with a blue Reynolds sticker.  Unlike other brands, each roll is automatically held in place to keep it from constantly jumping out of the package.  There are no more teeth to bite you during the cutting phase, simple use the built-in slide cutter to ensure a clean cut, every single time.  It has a long-lasting tight seal tp keep foods fresh, or in this case, keep my plants warm.

I first cut enough Reynolds KITCHENS® Quick Cut™ Plastic Wrap to wrap the cage all the way around once, touching the ground and overlapping the edges.  Then I wrapped it three more complete times with same size sheets, overlapping the seams.  After I cut enough to wrap the cage all the way around twice, tucking in all the edges and sealing them tight.

I left the top open so the plant could breathe, but depending on how deep the temperatures dip again, I will cover the top over at night.

No expensive sheeting or buying something I won’t use again until next year.  It’s simple.  When it warms up enough and Spring finally decides to conquer Winter, I’ll simply remove the Reynolds KITCHENS® Quick Cut™ Plastic Wrap and my plants will have had a great jump start to the growing season.

Life Hacks to use Reynolds KITCHENS® Quick Cut™ Plastic Wrap:

  1. Banish ice cream freezer burn by draping a sheet of plastic wrap over ice cream before sealing and storing.
  2. Cover your tablet or phone in plastic wrap to create a “splatter guard” when cooking with online recipes in the kitchen. Even with the plastic wrap around your touchscreen devices, you’ll still have full functionality.
  3. Place a piece of plastic wrap under the caps of liquid travel bottles (shampoo, conditioner, etc.) to prevent leaks and spills while traveling.
  4. Make moving items even easier by wrapping completely in plastic wrap to keep contents securely in place. For example, wrap your cutlery holder in plastic wrap and you won’t have to pack up individual utensils. Moving plastic storage chests? Wrap the container completely in plastic wrap to keep everything in its place and prevent the storage drawers from opening while moving.

Be sure to check out where you can pick-up your own Reynolds KITCHENS® Quick Cut™ Plastic Wrap at a store near you.

Do you have any other clever life hacks to use with Reynolds KITCHENS® Quick Cut™ Plastic Wrap?

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93 thoughts on “Life Hack: Save Your Garden Seedlings From Frost”

  1. The easy to use Built-In Slide Cutter provides a clean cut and locks into place when not in use.

  2. I like the Built-In Slide Cutter and the that cling film stays conveniently locked in place when not in use.

  3. Definitely excited about the Built-In Slide Cutter, because that would make the plastic wrap roll easy for EVERYONE in the house to use!

  4. I like the idea that it is easy to find the start and to dispense it — always fighting with that on current rolls.

  5. I like the starter edge as it’s always so aggravating to try and find the beginning of the roll.

  6. I’m not sure which feature I like most. The slide cutter sounds great but so does the dispenser that keeps the roll in place. I guess I just need to buy a roll to find out for myself.

  7. Please never mind my comment on the enter another giveaway entry. It is a bad link but I found the Walmart giveaway at Tightwad in Utah. Entered under wen budro.

  8. I love that this product now comes with a slide cutter. That is a great idea to use plastic wrap to guard the plants. I will have to use that tip for sure.

  9. Oh my goodness I am so excited for this. I am horrible at making clean cuts with plastic wrap!!!! The slide loc is of course my favorite feature!

  10. The feature I like best is the Starter Edge tab that shows you exactly where the start of the roll begins. It’s so frustrating when you can’t find it!

  11. I like the slide cutter. It never fails, I try to cut plastic wrap and it ends up folding over on itself and sticking and I end up with a big ball. :\

  12. I most like the CLEAN CUT EVERY TIME
    The easy to use Built-In Slide Cutter provides a clean cut and locks into place when not in use.
    My fingers would like it.
    Thanks for the contest.

  13. I really like the idea of having a built-in slide cutter, so that everyone in the family can easily get pieces of plastic wrap out of the box.

  14. Christina Gould

    I’m most excited about this feature: Built-In Slide Cutter makes it easy to get a clean cut every time. Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. I love plastic wrap that has a slide cutter. It makes it so much easier to use and get out of the box.

  16. I like the quick start roll – makes it easier to find the start of the roll and save the frustration!

  17. Definitely excited about the quick start roll! That is my biggest frustration with cling wrap. Once you lose that end it takes forever to find it again-like tape.

  18. I love Reynold’s wrap! It always clings so well, can’t say the same for any off brand I’ve ever purchased. This hack is amazing and seems way easier than dealing with plastic sheeting! I wish I had more plastic wrap hacks, I only ever use it in my kitchen.

  19. Margaret Smith

    I love the idea of the side cutter. Can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to fight the old cutters to get my plastic wrap to cut correctly.

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