Saving Plants Through The Winter?

Can I store away a hanging Strawberry plant in my basement for the winter and have it bloom the next year?

Hardiness Zone: 6a

By Donna

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October 11, 2009

Dear Ellen,

I just read a post that you responded to about Strawberry Plants in pots in the winter. I am hoping you can give a little clarification. You told the gentlemen that he could keep them in the garage, but he did not ask if he would need to water them during the winter.


Are the plants going to survive the winter without moisture? I will be doing the same type of thing, but don't know if I should provide regular watering or not. Thanks so much for your help.


Hardiness Zone: 6a

By Dinamarie Wanamaker from Slatington, PA


Saving Plants Through The Winter

I'm not Ellen so I hope you don't mind me sticking my 2 cents in here, but you must water plants occasionally if you overwinter them in a garage. You must keep the roots from freezing by putting them in a cold spot that doesn't freeze. The ideal temperature would be between 32 and 45 degrees F.

By Joy

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May 10, 2009

I think we are moving in the spring. I want to take some of my plants with me to my new home. Does anybody know a good way to keep the plants over the winter and in what? I'm thinking this is the time to do this while I can still see what they are and decide if I want to take them. I'm in the Colorado mountains.



Saving Plants Through The Winter

Laura, I am assuming that you have perennials that you want to take with you. The absolute best way of taking them with you I think:

Let us know what you decide to do. Thank goodness when I moved 10 years ago we moved in May and I was able to dig out in the Spring, place in pots and take most of my perennials with me to our new home here on the acreage. Now with over 800 different kinds in my landscaping I really would have to pick and choose carefully which ones to take.

By brenda newton

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