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Keeping Warm in the Winter

Berwickshire, United Kingdom Gb

Earlier this year I bought a Mandragora officinarum, mandrake, and grew it indoors.

Because I wasn't sure how to care for it through its dormancy period, I replanted it in the garden. I've seen them grow in this climate though they don't do that well.

Is there anything I can do to keep it a bit warmer through the winter?



Hum... not sure a plant which has been grown indoors right through the summer is going to take kindly to being put out in the garden for winter. Why not either keep it in a cool room indoors or in a greenhouse.

15 Oct, 2009


I was concerned about either drying it out or drowning it while it was dormant if I kept it in a pot.

15 Oct, 2009


If it is completely dormant should need little or no water. Getting wet out in the garden si more likely to kill off.

15 Oct, 2009


I would suggest that you construct a small cover over the plant so that it does not get too much moisture in the winter. Whatever, don't dig it up again :-(!

15 Oct, 2009


Thanks Bulbaholic.

I've known them be fine left out in the open but I wondered if a bit of fleece over the top just to keep it a bit warmer might help.

15 Oct, 2009


Ah!! you've heard the legend then

15 Oct, 2009


Legend, Amblealice? I take it as gospel. Mind, I have never tried it!

15 Oct, 2009


Well...if you had, you wouldn't be here to tell the

16 Oct, 2009

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