[NAFEX] frost/freeze protection and growing in containers
tanisgrif at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 7 17:22:22 EDT 2007
The other kind of damage to think about is rodents. I see damage in potted material
from meadow voles &/or field mice which I don't see on the SAME materials in the
ground. Even when you can move pots out of deer- & rabbit-hazard, the mice will
still find them, and really seem to enjoy the cozy little sheltered areas created by
And if you mulch the pots w/ something dry & fluffy, to reduce temperature
fluctuations in the root masses, the rodents like that even better!
--- JoanRRosenberg wrote:
> 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.
The fish are biting.
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