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Lots of different seedling left over ?

Posted by cheri_mn_524 zone4 -MN (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 15, 06 at 10:26

Hi Everyone
I have alot of perennial seedlings left over in pots that have been growing since this spring, I am afraid to put them in the ground as alot of them are still small. Do you think it will be safe to put them in the ground? I really dont want to heat the greenhouse all winter.
Or is anyone interested in swaping for some?.
Right of the bat I have some Hostas, Hibiscus, Grand Blue Lobelia, Butterfly weed, and more..

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RE: Lots of different seedling left over ?

Seedlings, in general, are incredibly resilient. There should be no need to keep them in a heated (or semi-heated) greenhouse over winter. You could put the pots on the ground outside in the shade, protect them from rodents, and cover them with just 4-6 inches of mulch after the ground (and pots) freezes. I think they would do fine.


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