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Taking care of plants in freezing weather

Take a look outside--how do your plants look?.
Here are a few steps to keeping them protected from the cold.

Covering your plants with an old tarp or blanket is a good way to shield them from the cold.
Or you can also bring the plants indoors--to your garage, sun room, greenhouse or shed.

Outdoor plants may not be at their best indoors, since they won't necessarily get enough light, but they may make it long enough to survive through the winter. Building a simple greenhouse or cold frame could also help save your plants- just make sure they receive adequate ventilation. Mulch can also be helpful. It acts as an insulator, and can protect plants, especially from wide swings in temperature.

Sometimes the cold temperature is not what damages the plant. It's the freeze/thaw cycle affecting the soil and causing it to "heave" the plant.

Vince Champion- Manager
"I always go to the USDA website and just find out what your particular plant needs are. You need to look up winterizing or cold protection and it will give you a lot of tips."

And, if you expect a hard freeze, do not water your plants.
But to protect against a little frost, a generous watering can help to retain some of the day's heat into the night.