I need help with storing geraniums over the winter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I live in Wisconsin and for the first time I decided to bring in my geraniums in for the winter to see if I could get them to grow next year. Not only did I save my plants but also those of several neighbors and relatives.
The flowing are the steps I took so far.
- Before the frost I dug up the plants.
2) Next, I cut off all of the leaves only leaving the
stems and roots.
3) Next, I put them in 2 to 4 inch pots and used ground
from my garden.
4) Next, I put them on a table in my basement in a sunny
5) Next, I water them. In about two weeks they started
growing leaves again and some even are shooting out
flowers. However the leaves dont seem to be as full
as what they were before I cut off the original
6) Usually I water them again when they seem to be dry.
When watering them, I water them from the top and the
leaves get wet too.
7) I have not added any fertilizer to them. Can I use
Miracle Grow? How often?
a) Can you tell me if IÂm on the right track or what else
I can do?
b) Should I cut back the leaves since the growing season
is not for another 5 to 6 months?
c) Should I cut the stems back? If yes, where and what
does this do to the plant?
d) Should I be fertilizing them? If yes, how often and
how much both for the indoor and outdoor period?