Re: [gardeners] Frost!!!

Margaret Lauterbach (
Wed, 19 Aug 1998 06:55:35 -0600

>I'm afraid one must knit it, Terry, but it would be prettier than the old,
>torn blankets I use. I don't have an afghan made with my own yarn, would
>you believe. Looks as though we'll all need extra blankets this winter, if
>the info folks have heard proves correct. I have several hundred iris in
>peat pots. I wonder if the basement or cold greenhouse would be better for
>overwintering them. Anyone?
>Cheryl Schaefer
>Zone 5 in the fabulous Finger Lakes of NY
Cheryl, the basement should be warmer than the greenhouse, due to the
insulation qualities of surrounding soil.  I think I'd put them in the
basement, were I you, and see about getting one of those hose attachments
that fit on the kitchen faucet to use for watering occasionally so you
don't have to haul up and down stairs in one gallon increments.  Even if it
doesn't reach everything in the basement, you could use a watering can
without having to ascend and descend stairs time after time.  Margaret