Protect Your Plants during Cold Snap

Thursday, March 26th 2009, 6:13 pm
By: News 9

By Amy Lester, NEWS 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The winter weather has a lot of people worried about their flowers.

Since it is spring, many people have already planted, and now they're scrambling to prepare for the possible snow.

TLC demonstrated how to protect flowers during extreme cold early in the spring season.

They say a freeze will hurt more delicate flowers, tomato and pepper plants but, most likely, won't have an impact on the bulbs that are already coming up. You can cover the flowers with fabric, a hot cap or a cardboard box. The snow actually insulates the flowers; it's the cold temperature that can kill them.

The average last frost is April 15, so we may have to cover the flowers again this year.

If you do cover the flowers, make sure you remove the covering in the morning, as the temperatures warm up.