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Nursery manager recommends protecting plants due to frost advisory Submitted: 09/21/2018
Adriana Michelle
Adriana Michelle
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Nursery manager recommends protecting plants due to frost advisory
RHINELANDER - John Mikalauski, the manager at Birchfield Nurseries in Rhinelander, has had a great growing year because of hotter than normal temperatures.

But now he says it's time to get ready for a chill.

"If gets to thirty degrees, I don't care. It's just fine," said Mikalauski.

He thinks you should welcome the new season for the plants in your yard, too.

"A healthy plant makes it through the winter a lot better than a stressed plant," he said. "We want to shut them down so they can prepare themselves for the winter time."

Mikalauski advises that plants must go dormant. Cool and damp soil is key to help them sleep until spring, except for sensitive plants.

"The ones that are going to be touchy is some of your vegetables and definitely your annual flowers," he said. "Those are the ones you are going to want to protect. You're going to want to put some bed sheets over them or something to keep the frost off them."

Mikalauski says as long as gardeners stop the growing phase and let their plants rest, they should make it through the winter just fine.

The National Weather Service issued a frost advisory for Friday.





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