Can sweetcorn seedlings survive refrigeration for a couple of days?

Discussion in 'Supporting Biology' started by Jimbob1988, Mar 17, 2020.

  1. Afternoon all,

    I know corn love warm temperatures but I am trying to slow down the growth of seedlings I have in time for Friday - I need them to not grow their first proper leaves!

    I know temperatures below and around 0 degrees will kill them, but have yet to find something to see if they will survive around 5 degrees approx in the fridge. I could leave them in the polytunnel at our school but just curious of any freak frosts that will KO them! Anyone tried anything similar?

    Many thanks :)
  2. Frost will kill sweetcorn seedlings - fridge should be ok as long as the temperature dosen't drop below freezing