FREEZE WARNING

FROST AND FREEZE WARNING TONIGHT 5/11/20

What does this mean for you?

  • Bring in any hanging baskets or container gardens that you may have planted.
  • Cover your cole crops (i.e. lettuce, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, etc...) with a sheet or blanket.
  • Cover annuals (i.e. petunias, begonias, impatiens, etc....) if you planted them already, we are sorry they may not make it even with being covered. It truly depends on how much the temperatures drop. If they are not planted and are in pots, bring them inside the house. It might help to put some Christmas lights under the blanket or sheet to help keep your plants warm. 
  • If you planted your warm crops (i.e., Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Etc...) already, we are sorry they may not make it even with being covered. It truly depends on how much the temperatures drop. If they are not planted and are in pots, bring them inside the house. It might help to put some Christmas lights under the blanket or sheet to help keep your plants warm. 
  • Cover ANY blooming flowers to protect the blooms from getting frosted.
  • If you own a hydrangea shrub cover it this will protect the flower buds that formed during the winter.
  •  If in doubt, COVER THE PLANT! It will not harm any plant to cover it!  If you are afraid a plant might be hurt by frost then I would suggest that you cover it. Use sheets or blankets, not plastic. Plastic laid against the plants will draw in the cold. In the morning, after temperatures have warmed up, you can remove the coverings.
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