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Winter miracles in the garage!


I have been keeping all of my most prized potted plants in the garage over the winter to protect them and my little Geranium is starting to sprout new growth!

This little guy was rescued from the cold a day late and suffered some freeze damage, but has been growing some “new green”. I have heard that most Geraniums seldom survive for more than 3 years.. This one is on “year five”!
It just loves its’ organic pot treatment!

Also doing well is my potted strawberry plant:

It has a few brown spots, but is looking very well despite the bitter cold. He’ll be glad to get back out on the back porch and soak up some sunlight..

Here’s the rest of my container plants that are “hunkered down” for the winter in my garage:

I’m not sure when the last frost of the season will occur, so they will reside in the garage for now.
All of my babies have been fed with organic amendments and TLC over the winter.

I cannot wait ’till winter “goes away”!

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they are looking good, i had most of mine in the garage but have brought them out now
did you water them much while they were there?

18 Feb, 2011


You've done well keeping them alive. The first time we've grown strawberries we left them out in their pots over the winter and they looked like they were completely dead. They had been a present from a neighbour so I started to worry about how I was going to break the news to him that we killed his plants. Then, one day in early spring, they just came back to life. Apparently, "you can't kill strawberries, like you can't kill grass" - at least that's what our neighbour said afterwards.
I've also left my geraniums out in the garden this winter, more as an experiment. Last year was the first year I planted geraniums in the garden. I bought them from a shop and the label said they'd only last one season and I was supposed to dispose of them at the end of autumn. So I decided to do the opposite and see if they come back to life. :) Fingers crossed!

I can't wait until the winter goes away, either.


18 Feb, 2011


mine died in the garage!!! we are midlands too!!

18 Feb, 2011


Brilliant N2Organics. Do they get much light in the garage?

18 Feb, 2011

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