(KCEN) -- While this chilly weather is keeping many of us indoors by a fire today it also has others running outdoors hoping to keep their plants and pipes safe in the near freezing temperatures.
It may not be the biggest garden, but Andre Avots enjoys his freshly grown veggies.
Temple resident Andre Avots says, "See something from the very beginning, and watch the end product come about."
To make sure his peppers are still on the dinner table come January Andre uses sheets to protect them from the elements.
"As the weather gets colder, I don't have enough sheets to keep things alive," he says.
But that's just scratching the surface when it comes to protecting your home.
A small purchase today, could save you thousands of dollars in damages.
Jamie Keenzel, an employee at Home Depot in Temple, says, "Protecting your plants, your pipes, your pets and the product you need to do it with. Pipe covers, faucet covers, plant covers of all shapes and sizes."
When driving through the neighborhood you might see these green domes in peoples front yards. They protect your plants during the day and prevent frost at night.
Mike Lynch of Earth Scapes in Temple says, "If we are going to have a hard freeze and the weather is dry, we aren't going to have rain with that, its really a good idea to water, that will help insulate the roots."
And regardless of all the prep work to Andre his garden is worth it.
"We'll roast some of these jalapeno peppers, peel em' and add them to the chicken enchiladas."
For a simple solution you can pull bed sheets or trash bags over plants.
And if it does hit freezing temperatures or below letting your faucet drip can keep pipes from bursting.