[NAFEX] frost/freeze protection and growing in containers

Thomas Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Sat Apr 7 17:17:27 EDT 2007


Hi,

 

If you maintain a veggie/annual flower garden you can also bury the pots in
the garden, and move them out come spring.  Assuming you have zone
appropriate varieties.

 

The pots in the ground are much safer, for the earth insulates them from
extremes.

 

Later,

Tom

 

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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of JoanRRosenberg at aol.com
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Subject: Re: [NAFEX] frost/freeze protection and growing in containers

 

I do not know of any books.  I grow small trees and berries in containers,
but mine are hardy enough to withstand the winter in the container itself
without being moved into a garage..  The larger the container, the more
likely the plant will live.  I also leave lots of leaves on the top surface,
and make sure it has perfect drainage.  Any ice on the roots and thats the
end of the roots.   Do not put anything in a container that is marginal for
the area.  If you are in zone 3, use only zone 2 plants outside for the
winter.  They must be hardier than the zone to survive in the container.  I
am in zone 6/7 and my container plants are zone 4/5/6.


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