Weekend Gardener: Keeping Plants Alive During Extreme Weather

Jayla Fry joins us on BVTM for Weekend Gardener to teach us how temperature fluctuations effects plants and what we can do to help our plants survive.

Jayla with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension tells us the cold and hot temperatures can put a strain on our plants. While we might not be able to save everything, there are still some tips on how we can help save some.

If your plants are in a container outside, bring them inside. But for those plants that are in the ground, make sure they have plenty of water, but don't saturate them too deeply because that can cause other problems.

Try covering them with fabric, not plastic. The plastic can cause damage on your plants if it touches it. If you would like to put fabric over your plants then adding plastic on top, that'll keep your plants safe as well.

Mulching is one of the best ways to insulate especially the root system because even if the top dies back in many of our plants, the roots will grow back and recover from that.

Lastly don't cut your plants back yet until the warm weather comes back out again. The dead ugly leaves are a good insulator and can actually help your plants strive.

For more information call them at (979) 845-3308 or visit their website at Agrilifeextension.tamu.edu.