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Protect outdoor plants and veggies before cold snap strikes

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Before those freezing temps hit this weekend, now is the time to protect your outdoor plants and vegetables.

If you have carved pumpkins sitting outside as decoration, you may want to bring those in because the cold and moisture could cause them to deteriorate.

When it comes to vegetable plants, like tomatoes, you can cover them with a sheet or blanket.

Or better yet, make your own mini green house out of plastic.

"But you want to make sure that you have it tepid up so it doesn't actually touch the plant," Katrina Albert with Bergman Nurseries said. "Because the plastic will actually draw the cold weather into the plant if it's touching. So you want to make sure you teepee it up with steaks of some type."

Albert says trees and shrubs will be fine....but any house plants that are still outside must be brought in because they can't survive the cold.

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