Bundle up those plants and brace for cool temps
Fri, 24 May 2013 01:43:40 GMT —
With cool temperatures the next couple of nights, local gardening experts are recommending you take the proper precautions to protect your plants. While annuals will be alright, seasonal Spring flowers and your vegetables are in trouble as temperatures fall into the upper 20s and low 30s.
The National Weather Service issued a frost advisory for the early morning hours of Friday, with inland and low-lying areas expected to be the coldest. Those areas could even see a hard freeze. Experts warn that while 32 degrees is borderline, anything 30 degrees and below could kill sensitive outdoor plants.
"It's going to look very wilted, you will completely eliminate new growth immediately," said April Helsel, sales representative with Barker Creek. "There will be no vegetables, there will be no fruit... they will die. I would encourage everybody to cover their plants, their annuals and their vegetables with a tarp or sheet."
With cool temperatures expected again Friday night, you're encouraged to keep your plants covered.