Freezing temperatures put plants in danger

Created: 05/12/2014 10:39 PM
By: Ryan Luby, KOB Eyewitness News 4

All things being equal, the simplest explanation tends to be the right one.

The folks at East Mountain Organics might not know 14th century philosophy, but they know that a simple barrier between 27 degrees of bad news and their budding crops solves problems.

This centuries-old family farm is already growing kale, broccoli, cauliflower, edamame, and soybeans.

They cannot afford to lose any of it.

That's why they placed a breathable layer of cloth above the plants to act as a bed-time blanket.

It's a solution that can work for your plants too. In fact, Kyle Clem, at Osuna Nursery in Albuquerque, says those annuals of yours -- those herbs, those tomatoes -- all need protection when it gets this cold this close to summer.

He says forget the complex solutions, like wrapping Christmas lights around your plants to keep them warm. He says just keep it simple.

Do as they do on the farm.

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