LSU AgCenter: Give fragile plants the kid gloves treatment in cold snap

Jan 7, 2014

The LSU AgCenter is offering many tips for keeping plants and trees alive during this cold snap. The AgCenter’s Shreveport-based horticulture agent Melea Martin said fragile plants should’ve been covered or moved during the last two nights of the hard freeze, but with care.

“During the freeze you want to make sure that if you do cover your plants with plastic, that the plastic is not touching the plant at all. It can cause damage to the plant," Martin said.

Martin said remember to remove the protective coverings during the day, and don’t be too quick to dig up plants that appear dead come the weekend when temperatures will rebound into the 60s. She said they just might come around.