How do you get your rooted cuttings or potted plants to survive the winter?

After you have successfully rooted your cuttings you need to be sure to get them through their first winter. But exactly how do you do that?

Well, you could do what professional nurseries do and cover them with plastic. What kind of plastic? White.

Here is a picture I took of a local nursery that put their potted plants to bed for the winter:

Winter protection of plants

They simply covered them with the white plastic and placed a few heavy items on the edges of the plastic to help hold it down. Once the snow arrives, the edges will get held down even better, making it hard for the wind to get under and potentially tearing off the plastic.

It also looks to me like they placed the pots on their sides before putting the plastic on top which is a common practice. Why do I think this? Simple, there are no large bumps in the plastic. If you look close you will see a few small bumps but nothing that is much larger than the rest.

What’s your secret to getting you plants through the winter?

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How do you get your rooted cuttings or potted plants to survive the winter? — 2 Comments

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