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Plants and cold weather: Tips from Earl May Gardening Center

Garden Center employees say planting can still take place as long as the ground isn't frozen.

Posted: Oct 23, 2020 7:01 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Friday's weather is a perfect reminder that winter is coming, staff at Earl May Gardening Center say it's time to think about plants.

Garden store workers said many people have found their inner green thumb this year, thanks to the shutdowns caused by the pandemic. Workers have tips on how to properly manage your houseplants during the season change.

"Be sure to keep them separate from your other house plants so that if they have any insects you can go ahead and treat them and not have an infestation." Zakari Decker, Earl May Gardening Center employee said "If you have herbs and you still want them to produce you can actually dig them up and re-pot them take them inside put them in a window sill."

Decker also said this is the time to start covering plants that are sensitive to colder temperatures. 

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Rain chances continued on Tuesday afternoon for northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. Shower chances continue throughout the day Tuesday and into Wednesday morning. Wednesday we will see cooler temperatures across the area with highs only in the lower 40's. Temperatures will be on the mild side in the 40s and 50s into the later half of the week.
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