Best Way To Cover Plants For Freeze. Protect Plants from Frost. There are plants that are able to withstand short term freezing.
Cover your plants with a bucket. Not the best winter covering for plants as plastic which doesnt breathe can trap moisture that can kill the plant in a freeze. For other types of plants that may have early buds or flowers already blooming its best to cover those with burlap tobacco cloths or even common kitchen.
You can use plastic in a pinch however even a plastic garbage bag but remove the covering first thing in the morning.
The easiest way to protect from a freeze is simply by covering plants with a sheet or a blanket. David Wilson shows how to protect garden plants from frost in spring. Not the best winter covering for plants as plastic which doesnt breathe can trap moisture that can kill the plant in a freeze. If you wait to cover it until after nightfall the heat may have dissipated.