Overwintering Geraniums - Knowledgebase Question

Ridgefield, CT
Question by rstefanelli
November 8, 1998
I have my geraniums in pots in my hobby greenhouse. The 1st of December I plan on closing down the greenhouse. What is the best way to keep them until the 1st of March--leave them in the pots or take them out and put them in the cellar?

Answer from NGA
November 8, 1998


As long as your greenhouse stays above freezing, you can leave them in the pots. Just cut the stems back even with the sides of the pots and don't water the plants until you see new bud growth in the spring. Some people take their plants out of the pots, shake the soil off the roots, and hang them upside down in a cool, dark, airy location. Either way works just fine.

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