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Overwintering Perennials and Herbs

Posted by herblady49 Z6 PA (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 28, 08 at 10:29

I was a small owner/grower of a small specialty nursery for 18yrs. I like to write about my experiences in the hopes that it will help someone else.

"Overwintering Perennials and Herbs"

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RE: Overwintering Perennials and Herbs

  • Posted by jspece Josh - z4 IA (My Page) on
    Tue, Jan 29, 08 at 16:39

Good info.

That is more or less how I did it this winter. Except I used bales of straw instead of wooden frames and I spread a layer of straw over the plastic covering. I'm hoping for better results than I've had with other methods.

What is your estimated success rate doing this?

RE: Overwintering Perennials and Herbs

Thank you, Catherine. Lovely site you have, with much interesting content.

We block our perennials out on the ground, cover with a permeable fabric, and that is it until spring. Never a problem with rodents - yet, at any rate, and it has been over 15 years of this.


RE: Overwintering Perennials and Herbs

Hi Josh,

The straw bales should work out great, because of the insulation. I chose the wood frames because they needed to be permanant frames. I overwintered in them and sold out of them. Just make sure you bait, especially with straw frames.

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