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Tips on protecting your plants

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - The cold weather hit the area rather suddenly but fortunately it's not been too severe yet. Low temperatures in the region have hovered around the freezing point but the ground has stayed fairly warm. 

Flower Farm Owner Tom Kay said the colder weekend could be a critical time in keeping your outdoor plants alive.

"So it's just going through this next week where we have literally a cold spell and the odds are we'll then have anywhere from three to five weeks of beautiful fall weather where we're still going to have the flowers blooming and the tomatoes growing if we can protect them," said Kay.

He said to protect your garden or your flowers all you have to do is cover them overnight with anything opaque: black plastic, an old bath towel or a bed spread. He said it's a cheap and easy measure that will keep them warm enough to withstand the dropping temperatures.