? re over-wintering pots

ellenrr(7a)November 27, 2012

Hi all,
I have several herbs in pots which I plan to leave outside. I'm wondering if I need to water them, if we get no rain/snow. When my herbs and perennials are in the ground, I know they are fine all winter, but not sure about pots, cuz it is not like the roots can go deeper for water.

thanks,
ellen

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PVick(6b NYC)

If you get no snow/rain, you probably will need to water the pots lightly at some point. If you feel the need to water, do it on a day when the temps warm up to the 40s, and resist the temptation to saturate them. I sometimes put ice cubes in the pot; when the temps get warm enough to melt the ice, they will provide a decent winter watering.

Hope this helps ....

PV

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 11:55AM
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ellenrr(7a)

"cool" idea! thanks

    Bookmark   December 2, 2012 at 8:01AM
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girlcat36(6 ish)

I have a 'pot ghetto' of many types of plants...small trees, roses,herbs, etc. I just leave them alone until spring and they do fine. One thing I do is surround them with bagged leaves just to insulate the pots a bit.

Teresa

    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 5:40PM
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