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Spring planting: Time to plant those hearty flowers, but we can still see a chance of frost

Take precautions to protect plants from frost

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FT. THOMAS - With the beautiful weather today, it puts you in the mood to plant those flowers and gardens. We talked to the gardening experts at Ft. Thomas Florist and Greenhouses about how to protect your plants from the changing weather.

Things were bustling today with lots of customers in and out, stocking up on flowers, herbs, and veggies. Workers say that a sunny day is a busy day! It's still early in the growing season though, and as we saw last week, we can still see some frost in the Tri-State. The latest we've seen frost in Cincinnati was May 25th.

We talked to one of the growers, Mike Brooks, about how to protect your newly planted flowers from damage due to frost. "When you think it's going to get cold, if it's going to get into the mid 30s… cover ‘em with a sheet, first thing in the morning, take the sheet off," Brooks said. "There are some chemical products you can use by spraying on the foliage… that will help it and a lot of people will, if you get hanging baskets, you can take ‘em in and out."

Right now, Ft. Thomas Florist and Greenhouses are selling a lot of those hanging baskets because they are so easy to move in when it's cold. You can also plant pansies, petunias, and verbena, which are good, hearty flowers that you can plant right now and can withstand the cold.

If you're looking to plant some vegetables, like tomatoes and peppers, you can start now. If the weather gets cold, you'll need to take the precautions that were suggested. The best thing to do is wait until mid May. That's the best time to plant summer veggies!

The most important thing is to watch the weather so you know when to protect those plants and flowers. You can get your 9 first Warning Forecast anytime, right here.

 

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