Daylilies forum: Big dilemma

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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Nov 26, 2013 10:43 AM CST
Crying It has been in the 30's off and on so the first time it dropped my DH disconnected the hoses. I still have a lot of pots and have not been able to keep up with the watering needs by hand so everything is pretty dried out.
We have a big storm coming and expecting 2 inches of rain so I thought I would carry everything out to yard so it could get watered real good for free.
Here is the dilemma, behind the storm will be plunging temperatures and my pots could very well turn into giant Popsicles and I wonder if the pots will split. These are basic black nursery pots mostly. Crying
Susan

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Betja
Nov 26, 2013 10:51 AM CST
Wow -- giant Potsicles! What a sight that would be! Sorry Susan, couldn't resist -- I've never heard of the black nursery pots splitting, but then we hardly ever even get down to freezing. Has anyone here ever had that problem?

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Nov 26, 2013 11:39 AM CST
Susan, The plastic pots will not split. I have stuff in those all winter here, never a problem. If it was me I would keep those pots close to the house during the cold spell and group them close together. If it gets really cold cover them with a frost cloth. Your plants are not use to the cold. See what other say but the pots will be fine.
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dormantsrule
Nov 26, 2013 11:59 AM CST
I have kept 150 or so in 3 gallon plastic pots in the pot ghetto on driveway for 3 yrs or so and there's always one or so a year that cracks in 7A but I just repot in the spring. It's always been a thermoset hard plastic which cracks here.
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Nov 26, 2013 12:30 PM CST
Thanks everyone! Yes, I can handle one or two I just suddenly had this mental image come out of no where of big black Popsicles! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing :(I panicked) *Blush*
Susan

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