Cold Weather Could Harm Your Plants

October 23, 2013
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A pattern of evening temperatures dropping into the 30’s and near freezing are expected tonight and into Saturday morning in Southeast Indiana.

For now, the National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch from Tuesday night through Thursday morning for Franklin County. A frost advisory has also been announced for the majority of the area on Thursday.

While residents brace for the cold, what do the freezing temperatures mean for plants?

“Any tender plants need to be brought in. Other than that, perennials and tree shrubs all that will be fine, it’s just anything tender,” said Matt Nobbe, owner of 5 Oaks Garden Center in Batesville.

“People who have broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage outside, they don’t have to worry about that,” said Nobbe. “I have a thousand broccoli in a field right now, and this frost and freeze will bring the sugars up in the plant and just make it sweeter,” Nobbe added.

Plant life is severely threatened when temperatures drop into the teens, according to Nobbe.

Don’t forget about man’s best friend these next few nights, as freezing temperatures could potentially have a negative impact on pets.

 

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