We pulled our fuchsia out of the crawl space and they have put out long pale sprouts,searching for light.Should I trim these back? I plan to put them in a portable greenhouse on my deck in about a month,but even if they green up with the additional of light they are too long.Any suggestions?
I was hoping someone with experience in overwintering fuchsias and other plants in dark cold places like yours, would respond and help you out. How are they doing? What did you decide to do? I hope you let us know, so others who follow can learn from your experience.
Well,I trimmed them back,and put them in a portable greenhouse on my deck.Lost about half in the crawl space,which is about par for the course in my experience.The ones that survived are doing great.I heat the greenhouse with two portable heaters.
Wow! Great job! Those look like very happy healthy plants! I am so glad you posted, we need more info from people like you who are getting fuchsias through rough winter areas. I have a small 'Display', it is new to my collection. I have yet to see it bloom, but now I know what to look forward to. I remember it from years ago, but I haven't seen it in person in many, many moons...:-)