Frost Could Affect Your Plantings

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    The advisory is in effect until 8 o'clock Monday morning and could damage outdoor vegetation. (Published Monday, May 13, 2013)

    A free warning is in place for Litchfield County and frost advisories have been issued until Tuesday morning for the state of Connecticut.

    A freeze warning is in place for Litchfield County and frost advisories have been issued until Tuesday morning for the state of Connecticut.

    Web Weather Forecast for Monday May 13, 2013

    [HAR] Web Weather Forecast for Monday May 13, 2013
    NBC Connecticut meteorologist Bob Maxon gives us the morning edition of today's forecast for Monday, May 13th, 2013. (Published Monday, May 13, 2013)

    The advisory, in effect until 8 a.m. on Tuesday, could pose some problems for flowers and other outdoors plants in the area.

    "It'll set them back so much, you'll be buying new plants next week," said Anne Tessitore, who plans to bring her potted plants inside on Monday night.

    "I have six big pots of tomato plants that are definitely coming in. I have a hanging basket that might do OK. It might not," she said.

    Experts at Amity Gardens Center in Bethany said that, with temperatures expected to dip into the mid-30s overnight, crops and sensitive vegetation could get damaged or worse.

    "In a light frost, they would be severely set back and in a heavy frost, they will be killed,” Richard Tessitore, of Amity Gardens Center in Bethany, said. "You can cover them with burlap an old blanket, drop cloth, things of that nature."

    Tessitore plans to take the advice.

    "I've been taking care of them outside for two weeks and I'm definitely bringing it in tonight,” she said.

    "It'll set them back so much, you'll be buying new plants next week," said Anne Tessitore, who plans to bring her potted plants inside on Monday night.

    "I have six big pots of tomato plants that are definitely coming in. I have a hanging basket that might do OK. It might not," she said.

    Experts at Amity Gardens Center in Bethany said that, with temperatures expected to dip into the mid-30s overnight, crops and sensitive vegetation could get damaged or worse.

    "In a light frost, they would be severely set back and in a heavy frost, they will be killed,” Richard Tessitore, of Amity Gardens Center in Bethany, said. "You can cover them with burlap an old blanket, drop cloth, things of that nature."

    Tessitore plans to take the advice.

    "I've been taking care of them outside for two weeks and I'm definitely bringing it in tonight,” she said.

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