Late frost tips

  • Here’s what you can do to protect your plants and crops:

  • Summer plants such as tomatoes and warm season vegetables will need covered Friday night.

  • Use cloth such as bed sheets and burlap to cover your plants.

  • Don’t use plastic to cover. Plastic will make it colder on plants.

  • Water your plants aggressively if you haven’t had rainfall before you cover your plants. This gives them heat from below the ground.

  • Uncover plants when the temperatures rises to about 35 degrees to allow them to air out and get sunshine.

  • There is no perfect solution to protect soft foliage and spring blossoms. Just do your best to protect what you can.