How to protect your plants from a frost

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Freezing temperatures Tuesday morning and even some sightings of snow throughout the day could mean bad news for your outside plants.

News 10 stopped by the Apple House in Terre Haute to find out what you can do to save your plants from a frost.

Experts recommend a frost blanket for large areas but they say not everyone will have a frost blanket.

So, if you’re just getting by for the night, a regular blanket or sheet can help your plants from freezing to death.

“Put that down and make sure you’ve got it sealed so any heat that’s being admitted by the earth is kind of trapped in that covering,” said Tom Cummins, The Apple House owner. “It will help raise the temperature.  Even just a couple of degrees will make a difference on freeze damage.”

Cummins also said if you can’t protect your early blooming plants through the freeze you will probably see a little damage.

But the good news? The damage probably won’t be permanent. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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