Frost Warning Puts Plants in Danger

By: Tim Saunders
By: Tim Saunders

April is typically a time to get out in the garden and do some planting, but that hard work may be in danger. With temperatures in the 80's last week, many of you were tending to the flower bed or maybe starting this year's vegetable garden.

Growing experts say you'll want to take care of those plants tonight. One way to do that is by covering them up. Fabrics and burlap are best, but experts say avoid plastic and if you can, hold off on planting anything else until things warm back up.

"The best thing that I can recommend is that you probably be planting pansies and things that can take the cold weather or that you wait until after first of May or closer to the 10th to do some of your planting," says Lynn Hess with Hess Greenhouse.

Hess says if you live in a gusty area, you're in luck. Places that get a lot of wind are less likely to see frost.


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