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Protecting Your Plants from the Cold

Winter weather in Florida is unpredictable. While warmer than other parts of the country, freezes will come upon the state. Keep an eye on the weather so you can protect your plants. Maintaining their health, avoiding fertilzer and mulching will all help in light freezes. During a hard freeze, it can help to cover a plant completely (from the top, all the way to the ground) with fabric, such as a sheet.

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