March 31, 2015
8:08 pm
RAIN:  7AM to 7AM:  .00"    Month:  7.98”    Year:  14.01"   |  TEMPS:  High: 68  Low: 42

Gardening in the Ozarks Host with advice on protecting plants from freeze

     The freeze predicted for tonight, which could set a record low for the Twin Lakes Area, has local gardeners concerned for blooming plants, shrubs and early vegetable plants.   Vicki Garner, host of Gardening in the Ozarks heard on KTLO-FM Saturday morning at 10, says Sunday night's heavy rainfall will protect many plants.
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     Garner says outdoor potted plants should be clustered together near the house and well watered to protect roots from damaging freezing temperatures.   Other plants could be covered with a sheet or plastic for protection from frost.
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     If a plant looks stressed, don't assume it is dead, advises Garner.
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     April 15 is the average date for the final frost in the Twin Lakes Area, according to Garner, who says gardeners should wait before planting vegetables.
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     Gardening in the Ozarks host, Vicki Garner.   Gardening in the Ozarks can be heard Saturday morning at 10 on KTLO-FM, 97.9.

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