Prepping your plants for the cold

Prepping your plants for the cold
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WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - With morning temperatures in the 30s just days away, it's time to focus on your plants and gardens outside. Even though some places may not hit the freezing mark, the cold weather could do some damage to potted plants and gardens.

Steve Smith, co-owner of Smith's Gardentown, says shelter alone won't do the job. Plants need heat and light to help sustain them so Smith doesn't suggest garages. Find a window sill or room in your house that gets a lot of sunlight. If you have a garden, cold season crops like broccoli and cauliflower can handle a bit of cold weather and should be fine. Whatever you're bringing in, Smith says to check the plants before they come into your home.

"You want to check for insects before you bring the plants in because if they do have any insects on them once you get the plants inside they're going to explode," said Smith.

Smith suggests spraying plants down with water or an insecticide before bringing them in.

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