Why does deep snow layer not kill plants? A thick blanket of the white stuff cuts out light to the leaves, and they must therefore be in darkness under it. In a winter spell like this one they could be under snow for days, or a week? Is their ability to survive the light deprivation due to their dormancy and that the plants are not 'active'? I would have thought that the same amount of light deprivation during the growing season would make them turn pale and yellow in no time. What is this mystery? Can anyone shed light on?
- 6 Jan, 2010