UTICA, N.Y. – Frost advisories and a freeze warning have been issued for areas of the Mohawk Valley Monday night, and gardeners are reminded to cover their plants to protect them from the cold.
Annual flowers and plants should be covered in the evening, according to Chester’s Flower Shop and Greenhouses employee Matt McMullen.
“Find yourself an old sheet or an old pillowcase; something that breaths would be helpful. Cover those plants up in the evening time and get through the frost, and then in the morning and uncover them and let them get to the sun,” he said.
Plastic tarps can also be used to cover plants and flowers during a frost.
Potted plants should also be placed indoors, if possible.
The freeze warning is issued for northern Herkimer County from midnight until 9 a.m., with temperatures expected to fall into the 20s.
Frost advisories were issue for northern Oneida and Lewis counties, as temperatures may reach the low-30s.