Crops survive record cold spell

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Cold Crops

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. – After a record batch of cold air hit Southwest Florida Wednesday into early Friday morning, many farmers were concerned about their crops.

However most crops survived the anything but tropical temps. Mike Clevenger, of Farmer Mike’s U-Pick Farm covered most of his tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce in advance of the cold spell preventing any major damage.

Clevenger, also oversees a pepper farm nearby where they did report some minor damage to a small batch of pepper crops but it was nothing of concern and they won’t report a loss.

Crews at Farmer Mike’s spent Friday uncovering their crops and plan to return to normal farm operations, ready and prepared in-case more cold air returns.

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