[NAFEX] Potted Culture - Winter storage?
tolenio at sentex.net
Mon Mar 15 07:36:18 EST 2004
Kristina & Bruce wrote:
> Yet I never even begin thinking about wrapping my potted figs and moving them into the garage until lows are into the teens. And although I've never put a thermometer in there, I suspect it gets colder than that when temperatures outside drop below 0.
That makes me wonder... I was always taught that the limited amount of soil in a pot, which is above ground, repeatedly freezes and thaws with autumn, winter and spring high and low temperatures. And this repeated process damages the plant's root
system. If you wait until you get extended low temps in the teens, and it does not harm your potted figs, taking all the freezes and thaws of autumn, is there anything to worry about in potted currants and apples?
I put mine into cold storage once the plant is totally dormant and very hard frosts are starting in the autumn.
Hardiness Zone 5b
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