How to protect container plants and pots from winter frost
Plants love to grow in pots during summer, but they are exposed to the elements in winter. In the soil, roots are protected by the warmth of the earth. But in pots they are vulnerable to winter frost, snow and cold winds.
Patio pots are also prone to waterlogging in times of heavy rain, which can kill plants. Sodden soil has all the air pushed out of it by the water, meaning roots can’t access any oxygen.
As if that’s not enough, cold temperatures can also cause pots to flake and crack, damaging or killing the plant in the process.
So, here is how to make sure all your container plants, and pots, survive the winter weather.
Move tender plants
Plants that are not winter hardy simply need moving to a frost-free location.
A cool greenhouse, porch or conservatory is ideal. Large, established specimens can be placed in a sheltered spot against the wall of the house, which should be warmer.
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Plant pot protectors
Plant Pot Coasters (Table protectors)
All wool, homegrown, handspun yarns
About 11 1/2 inches in Diameter
Bring out the Irish in your plants!
Tan Coaster with Green Shamrocks
About 9 inches in diameter.
All wool, homespun yarns.
About 12 inches in Diameter.
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Plant Pot Coasters (table protectors made with homespun wool yarns)
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