Plants need protection from freezing temps this weekend

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JACKSON, Tenn. — Recent spring temperatures may have inspired West Tennesseans to do some gardening,but this weekend’s low temps may ruin all your hard work. Experts said most flowering plants and cool-season vegetables will survive the freeze the area is expecting. However, the greater concern are warm-weather plants. Gardening experts said vulnerable plants need to be protected during freezing temperatures at night. “If they are in pots, I would take them into the garage or set them inside overnight,” said James Wick of Morris Nursery & Landscaping. “If they are in the ground, put some bed sheets, some cotton cloth or some towels, drape over them to protect them.” Experts said covering your plants acts like insulation, keeping warm air from the ground around the plant.

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