The Q&A Archives: Planting Fern Outdoors

Question: I live in Ocean County,N.J. when would be the best time to start planting my Ostrich Fern?

Answer: If you have a bare root fern, plant it right away so it can come out of dormancy naturally with the season. If you have one in a container that is already in active growth, plant it now if you can protect it on freezing nights (an overturned bucket or carboard box would do). If not, set it outdoors in a shaded sheltered location every day and then bring it into a protected (cool but above freezing) spot at night.

« Click to go to the homepage

» Ask a question of your own

Q&A Library Searching Tips

  • When singular and plural spellings differ, as in peony and peonies, try both.
  • Search terms are not case sensitive.

Today's site banner is by cocoajuno and is called "Here's looking at you."