[nafex] Re: chilling in pots or bottomles containers, hardiness

woodard214 dwoodard at becon.org
Sun Jan 13 01:33:55 EST 2002


I suggest extreme caution in wintering potted plants outside unless 
the pots are buried in the soil.

My understanding is that critical temperatures for root hardiness are 
higher than for hardiness of above ground parts of the plant.

About twenty years ago I ordered some potted trees from a pretty 
competent nurseryman I know. Many failed to grow. He told me that 
many other customers had also reported this and he believed the cause 
was that he had wintered these potted trees above ground in an 
unheated barn. His barn is in about the warmest part of Ontario.

Doug Woodard
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada


--- In nafex at y..., "lostman_amiga" <lostman_amiga at y...> wrote:
> Yet another newbie question here,
> 
> Is the amount of chilling hours effected by soil temperature?
> For example, would a cold weather plant do better in a large 
> pot outside in winter, then planted in the warmer ground?


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