what to do

barb_roselover_inOctober 9, 2012

We have had several nights of low temperatures. What should I do about my container that has the elephant ear bulbs in it? Would appreciate any hints. Should I dig it out? Thanks Barb

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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Let it dry down, let the frost kill it back, then move the container into the basement or indoors and keep it dry all winter. I actually over-wintered one in my unheated garage this winter and it was fine in the spring. .... offering that as a point of incredulity - not a recommendation. I was amazed to see the little sprouts sticking out of the soil in May. Root prune & repot in early spring - keep soil barely damp until it starts pushing growth.

Al

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