KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Colder temperatures have returned to the Kansas City metro. If you've already planted some flowers for spring you may need some tips on how to preserve your flowers. FOX's Terra Hall talked to some experts who offered some good advice.
The master gardeners of greater Kansas City say cold temperatures after all the warm weather we've had can damage the hard work you've put forth in your garden. The gardeners advise if you have plants that are young or sensitive to the cold, you might want to consider covering them at night and any other subsequent days or nights that it gets chilly.
The master gardeners say Pete Moss or Mulch work best, but blankets or towels will do the trick as well. Even though cold temperatures are making a come back it doesn't mean you can't start growing for your garden. Just pot your seedlings or plants inside and then plant them in the ground once the weather becomes more stable.
"You need to harden them a little bit," said master gardner Terry Davis. "Take the, outside in the daytime, let them sit in the sun, bring them back inside at night when it gets colder. Do that for a few days and they'll develop the heartiness to exist in that cold weather."
If you need more help, the Master Gardeners have a hotline you can call on weekdays as well as a website. Go to www.mggkc.org.