Cold temperatures bring benefits to Central Texans

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by SHELTON GREEN / KVUE News and photojournalist DATHAN HULL

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Posted on December 10, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 11 at 9:06 AM

AUSTIN – The lows are expected to dip to the twenties both early Tuesday and Wednesday, however there are a number of benefits in Central Texans when the temps dip below freezing. 

“Insect activity here in this cooler period and in these freezing times is minimal so I think that that's a big benefit,” said John Dromgoole, host of the KLBJ AM Radio Show “The Natural Gardener” and owner of a plant nursery in West Austin by the same name. 

Dromgoole said many of the fruit trees in Central Texas require a certain number of hours below freezing to produce. 

The Natural Gardener also told KVUE that cold snaps can sometimes be the best for trimming trees because many of them are dormant and have lost their leaves. 

Some of the most vitamin-packed plants also thrive in cold weather like kale, cabbage and other green, leafy vegetables. 

 

 

 

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