Temps fell to 29 at Eric Morrow's farm
Strawberry farmers in the Ponchatoula area say it appears their crops successfully weathered their first brush with December cold.
Eric Morrow was up early Thursday morning to lift the cover on his plants and was relieved to find no apparent signs of damage.
Morrow, who grows some 250,000 plants on 15 acres, says it got down to 29 degrees early Thursday.
"We were able to pull the floating row cover on top of them and sandbag it down and I think we made it out allright last night," Morrow told us.
He's already starting picking strawberries, a process that will speed up in March.
Concerns about winter freezes likely will continue into late January. The worries rise significantly when forecasters predict temperatures in the low 20's for periods of four hours or more.