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Re: Overwintering pots of hosta...

  • Subject: Re: Overwintering pots of hosta...
  • From: OXFORDWALT@aol.com
  • Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 08:48:42 EDT

In a message dated 10/17/2001 10:21:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Mrgrthumb@aol.com writes:

Do you or does anyone else put the pots in an unheated shed (garage)?

I have followed the "Pollock" method of putting hostas in an unheated garage for quite a few years now.  Bring them out every six weeks and give them a drink.  They're frozen and the water seems to run right out, nevertheless Pollock says do it so I do it.  My schedule in zone 6 is something like this.  Into garage on November 1,out for a drink about six weeks later (Dec 15) on an above freezing day.  Yes I carry 40/50 pots out into the driveway and each gets a drink...not a soaking; remember the water all or mostly runs out.  Then repeat on or about Jan 30 and when you look into the little buggers on or about March 15, you might see one or two pushing up if it's been a warm winter.  Never lost one doing this.
There has been several write-ups on this in the past journals
Walter Cullerton in Bucks, County,Pa

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