Experts show how to save plants from frost

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - If you relied only on sights, sounds, heck even the temperature, you might be led to believe that spring was here, and here to stay.

So for you "green-thumbs," if you pulled the trigger a little early on planting summer sprouts, you may need to plan ahead in case there's an early morning frost the next few days.  “If you’ve got that prize plant, maybe the flowers are just opening, or the foliage is just coming out, and you’re able to cover it, then again, laying a sheet or blanket, preferably all the way to the ground, like a small tent over the plant, that would help," says Jeff Bennett, owner of Bennett Nurseries.

Jeff says it doesn't have to be anything fancy. “If you have planted them in the ground, it might just be a simple little bucket, that’s my tent so to speak, you just place that over the top there, maybe put a brick on top of it to keep the wind from blowing it off," says Bennett.

He also recommends uprooting the plant and bringing it inside if it's small enough. But don't let the cold weather deter you from the garden all together. “If it’s a cool vegetable that you’ve wanted to try, there’s definitely still time to do that. If it’s a permanent landscaping shrub or tree, those things should be fine," he says.

Jeff says according to Farmer's Almanac, you should be fine to plant summer annuals after April 15.

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