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Protecting your plants from overnight frost

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - With the recent cold overnight temperatures, your outdoor plants may need to be protected.

Steve Huntzicker, Agriculture Agent at the UW Extension, said, "Frost during this time of year is certainly going to put a hold on some of these plants or kill them depending on how sensitive they are."

Huntzicker suggested bringing plants in the garage, or covering outdoor plants with a blanket. He said it's best to bring them inside at sunset and back outside around sunrise, and keeping your plants moist protects them from frost.

"Really it's our nighttime temperatures typically after midnight we see those temperatures start to drop or right before daybreak we tend to have that time where temps will be at its coldest points", said Huntzicker.

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