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Container Gardening: leaving pots out over the winter

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springfield area, MO
(Zone 5b)

November 19, 2013
9:24 AM

Post #9712393

Can I leave my clay/glazed pots outside over the winter if I put them in garbage bags so they don't get water in them? I don't really have a good place right now to store them inside.

Also if I disconnect my water hose from the spout, can I roll it up and leave it outside also?
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

November 19, 2013
11:31 AM

Post #9712464

I leave some hoses outside in place. When the water tap is drained and the hoses are disconnected, I put a baggie over each end of the hose and wrap tape or a twisty around it so nothing can get inside. I'm on my 4the year with a couple of them.

I have a large property and I'm tired of dragging hoses all over, so I've run a few along the edges underneath shrubs to the farther reaches. Then I have hose reels on wheels, and I just wheel them wherever needed and hook up.

As far as clay pots go, your idea is worth a try. If any do crack, the best way to repair is with clear silicone in a tube, the kind they use to seal leaks in bathrooms. Water, heat, cold, nothing fazes silicone, the repairs hold forever.

Good luck!
springfield area, MO
(Zone 5b)

November 19, 2013
1:54 PM

Post #9712554

ok thanks, that is great to know. Great idea with wheeling the hose and then hooking up, I have a large place too so I might try that. I would not of thought to cover the end of the hose, good idea.

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