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Late season freezes damaging plants

It's a gardeners worst night mare, but with all the cold weather we have been having, overnight freezes are damaging our plants.

Black leaves and drooping stems are some obvious signs of freeze damage. But, there are ways to help revive plants after a frost.

Warren Reid from the Coulter Garden in Amarillo tell us the best thing you can do is strip the dead leaves and fertilize your plant. However, he told us over watering can further damage the plant because roots are often frozen and can not absorb all the water.

Also, if plants can be brought inside, keep them away from the sun while they defrost to prevent further damage to the plant's cell walls.

We were also told, fertilizing plants right now, and again in July will help them withstand the summer heat.

Colleen Nelson, NewsChannel 10.

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