Home gardeners urged to protect plants from freezing weather

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – With a nice weather weekend behind us, some gardeners may have spent time outdoors with their plants. Monday`s frost advisory could have an impact on your hard work.  FOX 2 stopped by Theis Farm to see what they were doing and covering the strawberries is part of the plan. Farmer Dave Thies says you have to be extra careful with some plants while others can take the cold.

“Anytime it gets down the mid-30 range we get careful and cover things up. Lettuces, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and greens this is the perfect time to get them in the ground. Annuals such as begonias anything like that wait until after the 15th of April.' said Thies.

The bottom line is if you want to keep those plants you just bought in good shape, move them inside and wait until Mother Nature gives the all clear.

Protect Plants from the Cold