Keeping Plants Safe During Frost

by Emily Baird on September 30, 2009 at 6:10 am

Some portions of our viewing area are under a frost advisory from 2 a.m. until 9 a.m. Thursday morning.

Timber Run Gardens Owner, Steve Carter, says you need to think about your plants when it starts to get this cold outside.

"The only thing you really need to be concerned with is anything that’s in bloom right now. It could be that we get a frost tonight, and then not have another one for three or four weeks. So, if they have some nice pots of flowers still, they want to cover those, " says Carter.

Carter says to cover plants in cloth or paper-but not plastic-or he says take the plants indoors.

He says if you don’t, the frost could possibly burn the petals off the flowers, but some plants fair the cold weather well.

"Any hearty scrubs or trees, perrenials, or things like that. This fronst isn’t going to hurt them whatsoever. Some people plant a fall garden with cabbage, broccoli, and those kinds of things, and here again, the frost isn’t going to hurt those at all, " says Carter.

Chief Meteorologist Wesley Sass has your full forecast on just how cold it will get. Click on the weather tab for more details.