How to keep your plants safe during a Frost Advisory

Frost advisory in effect from midnight until 8AM Thursday

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Frost Advisory has been posted for Hampden and eastern Hampshire counties for Wednesday night and Thursday morning, with temperatures expected to drop down in the lower 30’s. Average low temperatures for this time of the year is supposed to be in the lower 40’s.

Any plants that are sensitive to the cold should be covered or brought inside. If you are going to be covering your plants overnight, don’t use things like a newspaper because if it gets wet, it will get soggy and then fall apart.

Andrianne Kunz, the Nursery Manager for Kelly’s Home and Garden, said there are other ways you can protect your plants from the cool temperatures as well. “If you already planted, you should go outside and use a tarp or a sheet and cover the plants that are going to be damaged by the frost,” she explained. “Which would be tomatoes, basil, and any annuals. Anything that’s flowering.”

Frost can damage or kill your plants and flowers, even in the month of May. If you have any hanging plants that are sensitive to cold, you should bring them inside.

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