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35. Fall Moving Time
When the weather is threatening to get colder and the first frost is nearing you will need to take your outside container plants into the greenhouse. You will find that if you forget to take your container plants into the greenhouse they will not last very long, as the frost will surely kill them off. Learn more about how to move your plants in to the greenhouse safely for your plants!
You can load the plants in a wheelbarrow or in to a wagon and move them into the greenhouse if they are large and heavy. It is also my recommendation that if you are using containers made of ceramic or similar type materials that you keep them in the greenhouse over the winter, even if the plants have already died. When you let the ceramic or other types of pottery out in the cold and the weather, you are lessening their life span, of the pot that is. The cold weather will freeze the dirt and could cause expansion that will crack and bust your pot.
So to protect not only your plants, but also your container garden pots, bring in your plants for the winter when the fall weather first starts to change.
If you are starting trees for your lawn or garden area, you can keep these in the greenhouse over the winter as well. You may not notice a lot of growth in the first few months because a tree does have to ‘go’ dormant before it will start to grow again, but your little growing tree will thrive in the following year when it is taken back out of the greenhouse because it had been protected a little longer. When you keep your very young trees in the greenhouse over the winter months you are also protecting the trees from deer, rabbits and other animals that like to eat small young trees in the winter months when food is hard to find.
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