Home / Weather / Keeping plants and gardens safe through the winter cold

Keeping plants and gardens safe through the winter cold

By

With temperatures continuing to drop and a hard freeze last night, it is not too late to protect your plants from the cold. Marion County IFAS Extension Agent Norma Samuel says plants can be carefully covered or brought in to shelter.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

She says the best protection against the cold should be taken months before chilly temperatures set in, but last minute measures like watering plants before a freeze will still help keep them alive through the winter.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

She says some damage is not obvious, so all plants should be tended to. More information and tips can be found on the IFAS website.

About Ethan Magoc

Ethan is a journalist at WUFT News. He's a Pennsylvania native who found a home reporting Florida's stories. Reach him by emailing emagoc@wuft.org or calling 352-294-1525.

Check Also

A car drives past a downed tree as Hurricane Matthew moves through Daytona Beach, Fla. Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Matthew was downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane overnight, and its storm center hung just offshore as it moved up the Florida coastline, sparing communities its full 120 mph winds. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Matthew Death Toll In Florida Climbs To 9

A worker removing trees in the storm aftermath died after a large log rolled on top of him Monday night, but it was not immediately clear whether his death is part of the state tally.