Re: [gardeners] Frost!!!

Terry King (
Thu, 20 Aug 1998 10:59:02 -0600

On Thu, 20 Aug 1998 06:57:00 -0600, Margaret Lauterbach wrote:

>>The difficulty is with the temperature and light. It is warmer than 45F in
>>the basement  (50+) and I was concerned that they were not going to be
>>dormant in higher temps and would then need light. I, too, was concerned
>>about the freeze/thaw if I chose the greenhouse. What about below 
>>in the shed where frequent thawing wouldn't be a problem. Could they 
>>those conditions? I know a good deal about irises and feel like a complete
>>idiot where overwintering them in pots is concerned. cheryl
>Cheryl, could you sink the pots in the ground up to their rims?  At least
>that would give them the same soil temp that those planted in the ground
>endure.  Margaret

I had the same thought.  If not sink them how about placing them in a 
protected area (N., E. or W. side of a building and heaviely covering them 
with straw?