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? re over-wintering pots

Posted by ellenrr 6B (My Page) on
Tue, Nov 27, 12 at 10:12

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.


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RE: ? re over-wintering pots

  • Posted by pvick z6B NYC (My Page) on
    Tue, Nov 27, 12 at 11:55

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 ....


RE: ? re over-wintering pots

"cool" idea! thanks

RE: ? re over-wintering pots

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.


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