Would this work for Winter-Storage?
I have an over-wintering question.
I have a bunch of young fig trees from cuttings this year. I do not have a garage. I do have a basement, but even without the heat on, the one year I put them down there covered from light, and they still started to break domancy early, and would grow out white tipped leaves that were very weak, so I assume it was still too warm down there.
I live in NJ between zones 7A and 6B. Even though they are all varieties hardy to my area, I do not feel comfortable leaving them outside, even if covered, while still so young. I want to wait until they are atleast 3 years before leaving them outside.
The last couple of years, I have had to bring them into our sunroom. However, this year, I have so many, that it will be impossible to bring them all inside again this year. Plus, they tend to smell a bit in the house.
I did have an idea that I wanted to run by you all to see if you think this would work. I was thinking of buying one of those deck storage boxes and using it to store the figs in there along with wrapping them in burlap and blankets for extra protection.
I have one already and it seems it would work. It is also made out of the same materials I see some rubbermaid sheds made out of. I know that they are not that big, but there are a good 2-3 tall and 4-5 feet long. This would be big enough to atleast store my young plants.
Do you think along with some blankets, that this would be enough protection for a bunch of young figs still in 1 gallon containers?
I posted a link from home depot to show you some pics of what I am talking about.
Thanks everyone for your help! Christy
Here is a link that might be useful: Examples of Deck Boxes