Staten Island, Ne
|Hello. I am interested in keeping my perennial lavender and sage plants alive during the winter, and I don't know where to begin. I need advice about when to start mulching them and how to go about doing it. Currently the lavender and the sage are growing in pots, and I live in zone 6a soil. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
|Answer from NGA
November 15, 2009
|If your plants are in pots you'll want to either sink the pots into the garden so the soil will help insulate the roots or you can set them in a shallow box and pour mulch over the pots to help insulate them over the winter months. Keep the tops above the mulch level. Now would be a good time to do this. Good luck with your plants.
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