What Can I Do With My Outdoor Plants Durning Winter Months - Knowledgebase Question

Batesville, AR
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Question by vancoop
October 27, 2001
My outdoor plants have grown so large that I have no room to bring them indoors this winter. The expense and heating of a green house is out of the question. What can I do? Is there any other solution?

Answer from NGA
October 27, 2001
To some extent it depends which particular plants you have. In some cases you can take tip cuttings and then overwinter a smaller "clone" of the original, keeping it in a big sunny south window. In other cases you can bring the plant into a cool location (eg 45 degrees, water only enough to keep the soil from going bone dry, and allow it to rest during the winter. Sometimes a friend with a greenhouse will keep them for you in exchange for cuttings next spring. Since the alternative is to lose them, it is usually worth experimenting to see what works for you. I hope this gives you some ideas.

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