growing plants in garage during winter

And now the growing season is over and something must be done to get them through the winter, so … I feel your pain. On an especially mild, sunny day we open one of the garage doors so they get some light. I know someone who grows in a garage. I’ve got a Hardy hibiscus appx 3ft tall in a planter, too big for house & unheated garage w/broken pull down door. Do I Wrap her, give another top soil cover?? If you have Lights Off @ Night during the winter in a garage,. Absolutely, Stephanie – a cool basement with even a little light can be a good place for dormant plants. The saucers under the figs ended up being flooded after watering. Should I place them right next to the window for direct sun or further away for just light? Discussion in 'Growing Marijuana Indoors' started by letsmokeasweet, Jan 2, ... if i grow in my garage in these conditions will the plants survive these low temps? Note that I have remove all leaves to force them to go dormant faster and avoid sickness transmission ( Black spot etc) . i would appreciate your opinion. I live in Batlmore, and recent winters have been mild. Jim, You may still need to put them in garage, though, so that the roots don’t freeze or rot (again, it depends on the plant). Others, like the huge bay, are semi-dormant and do well enough by a small, eastern-facing window. Since I wasn’t sure where it should reside permanently, I potted it in a large metal pot with a green patina that I forgot I had and set it in the sunny border of a garden space, and it’s gorgeous there! Jeanne, Your email address will not be published. A broom quickly pushed the excess out and as a bonus, the surrounding garage floor got cleaned as I used a push-broom to move the water outside. I suppose you could get the seed starting heat mats and plug them in, and keep the pots on them…which would be safe since they are made to be waterproof, but they are small so you’d need a few, and I don’t know what that would do to your electric bill. Make sure you know which plants should just be left to go semi-dormant, or be left to “overwinter”. I might do this for only fifteen minutes in late-March and moving to longer periods in April. This will reduce the amount of rainfall hitting the pot by around 25 per cent. Could you help? But better in the slight protection of the garage than outside. Thanks. Hibiscus is one that does better indoors where the temps are warmer. Of course, if you have a “Polar Vortex” period like last year (I was in Chicago for that!) They use a separate "dark" room. So far I’d like to host day lilies, hostas, peonies, Japanese lanterns, lemon drops and an assortment of ground covers. Sounds like you’re doing things well, but I understand about bigger, root bound plants. I water the plants when they are dry, and later I’ll put them out into part-shade first so that the foliage that broke dormancy early isn’t sunburned by the “real world” conditions. I have an attached unheated garage with 1 small window …how can I make sure it survive in a Chicago winter. Water when soil is dry. The reality is that most plants will start to come out of dormancy in late February or early March anyway, because they sense longer days from any light that comes into a garage or shed, and because of the temperature swings. We’ll give you some essential tips for converting your garage into a sustainable garden to grow veggies during even the coldest winter months. In short, the plants are more stored in the garage than they are grown here. I live in Amarillo, TX which is in zone 7A. If I left this much water the figs’ roots would suffer. Will it go dormant such that I can bring it in my unheated central Illinois garage with no natural light? The first rule of winter care for houseplants is making sure your plants are super healthy before cold weather sets in. I cross my finger and wishes myself success. Just don’t know how I’m going to get it all done and plant tulips in this cold weather already in Milwaukee Wi ! Collin – if this is truly a hardy hibiscus, not a tropical hibiscus, why not just plant it in the ground outside? But if you can’t, put them in potting soil in pots that are about 8 to 10″ in diameter with fresh potting soil, water them well and keep them in an unheated garage. The only time I had some heat issues was during a bad cold snap and it hit -35 for a week. Once you put them out, put them in the shade at first, and move gradually to more light so the leaves that opened in the garage don’t get burned. They should be fine. One key is to not put them down there too early however – let them cool off outside as long as possible without freezing. Related: Herb gardens give many benefits. I’ve found that if these plants are watered every three to four weeks, depending on the temperatures and the size of the container, that this is perfect for keeping the roots from drying up. An artificial light is always on. Wired it off my panel with a 350w baseboard heater. When will I know when it’s warm enough to move them outside for the summer? When it starts warming up in the spring I’ll open the garage for a bit and then bring them back outside. Vegetables you can grow indoors – and you don’t need a greenhouse to do it! Many a grower has suffered strains and injuries while lugging gear, bales of soilless mix, and grow lights up and … And, what would be the instructions on watering in sunroom and outside on deck? I’m putting them in large plastic storage bins,no lids, with a drainage device underneath each group ?putting in the garage and basement. I’ve got tropical hibiscus, bougainvillea, hydrangeas and others. Prima Donna theme by Georgia Lou Studios. I purchased one this summer that was a replacement for something unavailable and it arrived late due to the pandemic gardening frenzy. This will give them time to become established and survive the heat in the summer. Standard pots can be buried in the ground for added insulation. Some even go completely dormant. At this time of year my garage is packed to the rafters. Start the seeds in these kits in the house and once they are growing well, transplant them to your chosen growing area for the winter. I’d keep them outside, or even bury the pots in the ground for the winter instead of blankets. Mildred, If an attached garage or crawl space makes more sense for overwintering your container grown banana, begin preparing the plant by gradually reducing irrigation as the weather cools. Look for transplants of other cool-season vegetables, including Brussels sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower. Purchase thyme, sage, oregano, parsley, lavender and hardy rosemary for adding to containers and winter vegetable gardens. Also, in February when the sun gets warmer the plants can cook under the tarp…just like your car heats up from the sun in February even when it’s cold outside. And they do just fine. Can it be stored in the garage? Then, the power grid failed. I’m worried that even if it’s unheated during the day when the sun shines in the space will go well above 50 and then the plants will start to grow. Thanks!! Putting something like bubble wrap around the fabric pots might help…. I put my hydrangea in the basement to go dormant. You Do Not Need a Greenhouse! If not directly next to the window, how far away> The garage is attached to the house at the basement level which does not god below 60 degrees. 3 sides are windows with eastern, south & western exposures. You can either use grow lights or plain fluorescent lights – tube lights in a shop fixture should go fairly close to the plants (six inches to a couple of feet). The roots usually die after being exposed to cold winter temperatures. I live in SW VA and the winters can be very cold. Note that I have many plants that break dormancy in February, March, and April in my garage and are in very little light (one side window 12′ away from all plants) but when I introduce them gradually into real sunlight in May, they do just fine. Will they be ok stored in an unheated, attached garage with no natural light. I just hate watching perfect good plants die, then having to go buy new ones in the spring…such a waste! What is best to do for the winter? How to Care for Succulents Indoors During the Winter. But in early April this would be unusual, so get them out soon. Yes, you can use lights for those tropicals that will keep their leaves. While it's true that winter air is drier, plants experience a slower rate of growth during the cold weather. Our basement has a very small north facing window. Don’t fertilize until the plants have greened up on their own. Step 1 for Garage Veggie Garden – Declutter and prepare for plants. Basements might be too cold for cannabis, especially during winter and lights-off cycle. Room stays in the 50’s and it’s dark for the most part. . If the temps are cold I keep the doors shut. I don’t know your weather so hard to advise…call your local garden center. I have a Little Miss Figgy dwarf plant. Read that again. And I get Wisconsin weather…I’m from Stevens Point. Herb transplants also appear in garden centers during winter. Sure, I have the usual assortment of snow shovels, ladders, fertilizers and other garden products. Then there are the potted Hydrangea and Agapanthus: these are placed wherever there is a space, allowing that the cars do need to be able to pull in before a snowstorm. Citrus Some types of dwarf citrus (which can be kept in a large pot) are suitable for indoor growing, or at least overwintering indoors. If possible, find a small spot in the garden or yard to relocate your plants temporarily for the winter. Wilda – only if your garage has a window and doesn’t go below 50 degrees. I have large pots of Clematis. If your garage goes much below 50 degrees in the winter you’re better off keeping the Hibiscus in the house. For others, winter is just another season for growing! We have days in January and February that can reach 75 degrees and two days later it will be 5 degrees. I can’t remwmber how she did. Cathy, Mine is in the kitchen by the sliding glass door! Put them out in a fully shaded area at first – if it’s still below 45 at night where you are, you might want to put them out in the day and in the garage at night for 4 to 7 days, then move out into shade for good. Isn’t there another place outside where you could dig a trench and park them in the ground? Hello or is it ok to keep them uncovered in the garage during the winter? Since they are dormant in the winter and don’t need light, you could put them in the garage but unless they start to break dormancy in February or March, leave the lights off. I guess “grouped” is a nicer term than “piled,” but the stacking doesn’t seem to bother the ones that are dormant and the top pot drains into the bottom one, making watering a bit more efficient. Greenhouses are for growing plants and they are completely unnecessary for you Growing Plants from Home for Profit. I have two large citronella plants and a garage with no windows. There are some plants that may not survive in containers outdoors, yet they don’t need to be in the house either. They will look pretty sad by spring, but you can cut them back and fertilize when you put them outside in the spring. above the soil and plant them in pots before the first fall frost. LOL. Mary, Do you think this environment would be well suited to harbor plants over winter? Vadim, But they can’t be where it’s below 32. Some plants do fine in the 35 to 50 range of the typical unheated garage, but tropicals don’t do well below 50. Enjoy! Lisa – you still might be able to plant them – 4″ of snow in no way means frozen ground. If she kept it from year to year her shed didn’t go below freezing. Today I found new growth so not sure if I should bring it into the light and start watering more in a sunny window or cover to make it darker to try and retard new growth. Since Aloe is evergreen and only rests, but doesn’t go dormant, you’ll need it in some light. Just cool temps that are above freezing. Think of this as the perfect excuse to finally get to cleaning your garage (like you’ve probably talked about for months). That said, the best way to overwinter geraniums is in a sunny window in the house. Then they’d go through the normal dormant period perennials do and can be transplanted next spring. We have only one window in the garage and moving the plants to a garage door is not feasible. View all posts by Erin @ The Impatient Gardener, The dahlias you need for however you’re growing. One of the goals of this garage clean-out is to create room for large pots in which I grow shrubs or roses. Any ideas for a heat source that would be safe and minimal – enough warmth to just keep there from getting so bedraggled ? The Hydrangeas should lose their foliage and be dormant, so they don’t need lights until they break dormancy in late February or March. This makes it possible for a gardener to enjoy a variety of colors over the winter. I wish I could put them in the ground so they could grow better because I know they’re very root bound having been in the same pots for several years. It can stunt/kill/hermy the plants. My predicament: I have 4 cinnamon ferns and two clematis on the way. Check them every couple of weeks to see if they need water – the soil should be moist but not wet. Growing the plants in containers makes it easier to protect the plants from cooler temperatures. At that point I need to gradually reintroduce them to the real world so that the leaves don’t get sunburned. I do need to come up with a better, easier system for moving them, though. Once I move her to Shed, THEN WHAT? It would be bud hardy in most winters on Cape Cod but I’m growing it, and a few other hydrangeas,  in containers to show what those in colder regions can do. It's possible to keep many plants semi-dormant in an unheated garage all winter...some tips for success. You can either leave it where you plant it, or dig it up in the spring and put it back in the planter. Until now ( Nov 28) my rose look very fine all canes are still green. Any chance they’ll make it through the winter in the basement? These plants will take a little nap during the winter, then wake up when spring returns to resume growing. At the end of the winter , they usually are on their last legs. Bucky’s Mom, Death would be more likely from growing to early in spring, or during an winer thaw, then the raw minimun temp the pots reach. Perennials growing in containers need extra care to get through the winter. In front of the window will be great – put trays under so you can water them well when dry. I’ve had good success overwintering these in the unheated garage. I live in zone 8A and have 3 tropical hibiscus plants in pots that I bring in each winter. Store these in a cool, dry and dark area throughout the winter, then replant them outside in spring. They are pretty tall but have no color ( white!!) Finally, once the weather is mild enough, but hopefully on a cloudy day, I move the plants outside for the season. But from December through April, my garage is also packed with plants. This is my second year with a greenhouse for the winter months, but as we moved in September and the greenhouse was full of weeds, this is really my first year aiming for more winter vegetables. But if it’s too cold they must remain in semi-darkness until the weather improves. Perhaps a cool basement with several windows would do as well?..Im going to try it..Good ideas here…. Do potted fig trees in containers need to be covered in total darkness ( inside box enclosure) in the garage during the winter? Louis, Would our unheated sunroom be a good place to winterize them? I interested in putting plants in my garage, but our temperature in winter varies greatly. Therefore, less water is needed to keep them hydrated, and overdoing it … Give it a try – no harm, right? That room would only be good if it goes to well below 40 and stays there. I have over – wintered them in the unheated garage for years but I’m always weary that the 9 year old mandevilla, the ferns, geraniums and spider plants will not make it. I’m fairly new to gardening and am just looking for advice! I don’t know what type of Clematis you have, but if I had them in pots I would not keep them in a sunroom where day temps are high. It was gorgeous. Space plants at least 10in (25cm) apart to give them plenty of room. And if the ferns are Boston Ferns, warmer temps are better for them as well. Bring the plants indoors once temperatures begin to drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit at … That’s because the north wall will stay fairly consistent in temperature, while the south wall may warm during the day and cool drastically at night. We’ve had a few freezes, but it appears healthy for now. Most any covering that breaths should work I would think. Vivian, Hens and chicks growing in the ground are usually winter hardy to zone 4b. Greenhouses are not for storing plants over the winter months. Winter is right around the corner and you have all these plants in pots that you were sure you were going to have time to plant during the growing season. I think I’m good on the temperature and light scenarios. You don’t have to leave your love of gardening on the back burner during colder months or because of limited space! I do have a mud room with three windows but it gets too warm there because the furnace is in there . Cut the petunias back to about 2 inches (5 cm.) 11. 5-7. im afraid the plants will start to come out of dormancy during these warm spells. This swing can harm the plants. Certain plants, even edible ones, thrive during the colder months of the year. I can’t repot them because if the pots are any bigger I can’t move them by myself. Dark isn’t needed. Or so I tell myself. I also have a moonbeam coreopsis in a large wooden deck planter. Place them as close to the window as possible and know that they will lose leaves. Can a potted gardenia tree survive winter in the garage? I live in Chicago suburbs and am wanting to hold plants while I intentionally kill off and prepare a bed for next spring. Thank you! Most of the cold-hardy and winter enduring plants are shrubs and trees. When growing indoors during cold-weather months, lights-off grow-room temps drop several degrees, mimicking natural conditions that are favorable to plant morphology and bud quality when growing indica and Kush strains. Remove any dead leaves and stalks – assuming these are not “woody” plants such as lavender or shrubs. This ranges from $5-$15 and is key to a good start for the plants. I was so surprised that all my plants did well in the garage last year. If the weather is fairy mild I can pull varieties such as roses and hydrangea outside to slow them down. 1. Or, would it be best to take them to a friend’s deck and winterize them? I live in Southeastern NH about 30 minutes from the coast. I’m afraid the lack of circulation under a heavy tarp will cause mold or rot, and I’m afraid uncovering it occasionally during breaks in freezes and snows will cause more harm than good. thank you. Most tropical hibiscus are true zone 9 plants, so it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to grow them outside through the winter. (George Weigel) Q: I'm trying to store several of my potted hostas inside over winter in my garage. i will put my hibscus in garage for winter. Once the weather warms I introduce them gradually to “real sunshine” by putting them by the garage door and opening it for an hour or two during a nice day. I have an attached unheated garage with 1 small window …how can I make sure it survives in a Chicago winter, I have a very large potted hibiscus tree that is way too heavy and tall to bring in the house over winter. Before the first frost, cut the stem back to about six inches tall, and … They always look a bit scraggly though by spring. they might not make it. A Temporary Move. You can also tuck winter annuals into soil during winter. I have a huge aloe Vera plant that I cannot put in the house. I would take a few of the “offspring” off your spider plants and put them in one pot for the winter, then separate and grow larger come spring when they are outside. There’s a big difference between a … They might start to break dormancy in the garage in March – just let them do what they do (don’t bring them into the house) and then put outside in April or when the temps are above 50 degrees. If it’s a sunny room the temps might swing drastically between very warm in the day and cold at night – and that can be hard on many plants. I do this by grouping them near the garage door and opening it for short periods so that the sun can come in. I know that most people don’t like throwing plants away, but it’s always an option when a plant gets too large to leave it outside (maybe planted in the ground) and if it makes it that’s fantastic and if it doesn’t, oh well. I have a 3-season room attached to my detached garage. If these were mine, I’d find a place outdoors to heal them in. I’m feeling bedraggled tonight after the plant move turned into a partial garage cleaning! I do have a garage but I cant put the plants near the windows because of other things are there. We spent two days cleaning the garage before the plants could come in! If you live where harsh winter temperatures get colder than that (hardiness zones 6 and below), you can grow fig trees in containers outside in the a sunny spot all summer. Does all of this sound okay? Winter Landscape. It is stretched and nailed to the 2×4’s that are about a foot off the ground. Is it safe to winter these in my garage if I am unable to get them in the ground before it freezes up here? If you want to keep it, yes, put it in your garage (coreopsis too – another short-lived perennial) – DO NOT CUT THEM BACK – Do not put a tarp over plants – prevents water from getting to the roots and doesn’t protect them at the end of the day. 2. Betsy, since they had no light. I have a very large potted hibiscus tree that is way too heavy and tall to bring in the house over winter. Then move the container to a warmer area like inside or in a garage before the really cold weather arrives. Put begonias, geraniums and a pot of marigolds with seeds sprinkled on dirt. I’m just trying to avoid temporarily transplanting. Not sure what the garage temperatures are in winter. The Agapanthus stay green all winter. M, Tender perennials can be overwintered in a cool, dark basement or garage where temperatures stay above 40 degrees F. (4 C.) but are not too warm to cause the plant to come out of dormancy. Usually yes – as long as the garage doesn’t go below freezing. Don’t overwater and don’t give any fertilizer. We have days in January and February that can reach 75 degrees and two days later it will be 5 degrees. Succulents are considered low-maintenance plants even when grown indoors. I have 6 plain green hostas,9 hybrid lillies and many more perennials to dig to get ready for foundation work and deck removal and expansion.. I want to winter over geraniums and two hibiscus plants, potted. Just put them outside. When do you move them back outside. In addition to winter preparation, it is very important to keep in mind the container you have selected for … The BloomStruck hydrangea in the foreground is spending the winter snuggled up to one of the fig trees. Can I save them if I put them out in heavy shade?? The key to success with garage storage is that this area is attached to the house but not heated. I live in Northern MinneSNOWta and as of today (10/19/20) we have 4″ of snow on the ground and more coming. Holly | Few plants symbolize winter or Christmas specifically like the holly. It may sound counterintuitive, but indoor plants need less water during the winter. I usually trim them down about 1/3 when I bring them back outside. Let them do what they will do in the garage. I don’t think you need to do the shed for a Hibiscus moscheutos. The smallest varieties, like cayenne, are the easiest to ripen. hosta.heucherapotH.jpg. The chicken wire is used to form a level platform to place the plants on. I leave them there, where they grow pale leaves and I continue with minimum watering. This keeps the plant dormant but the plants never freeze. Too much water is likely to rot the roots, however. What about an Inclosed patio that gets a good amount of light? The leaves and stems hold water as an adaptation to growing … Jan, In my warm Zone 6 garden white Gaura is hardy, although I consider it a short-lived perennial. Does anyone use a grow light? Some, like the fig trees (somehow we ended up with three large pots of Brown Turkey figs), lose their leaves and are dormant. Plant them directly in the ground. The beauty of citrus is that many varieties ripen during winter. I interested in putting plants in my garage, but our temperature in winter varies greatly. The pink Gaura is not hardy for us and I don’t even try to keep it as it’s widely available in the spring at the garden centers. (Three to five years.) Thank You! Some plants are grouped near one of the eastern-facing windows. Growing Vegetables During The Florida Winter 15 Vegetables the grow in the Florida winter are Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mustard, Radish, Spinach, Swiss Chard and Turnips. I use an inheated room off my garage. You want the lights to be about one inch above the plants, but be careful because the plants will quickly burn and dry out if they touch the lights. While some may not agree, the cold season is the best time to grow trees and shrubs. Jemara – it all depends on how cold it gets. Now it’s in a pot on our deck and doing great. Gradually introduce more sun. I have a key lime bush and a tangerine bush I’m not sure what to do with. If they’re in sun the soil will dry out faster than if not in sun. I live in Chicago and will not be able to replant them on my roof deck until late spring. Thank You Soo Much!! I’m experimenting with timing, growing the right varieties and using an unheated greenhouse. I have install an artificial light system with a timer, which I plan to start not before mid march to give them a daily little light period when my garage will start to warm up by itself in spring and that it will be still to early yo bring my roses outside because the outside nights will still be to cold . Don’t move the hydrangeas out until you see the ones outside opening their leaves – once the plants that are growing outside have leaves the size of a quarter, you can put them out. I grew last winter in Canada in a unheated garage. My garage has no windows so I keep a couple of lights shining on them through the winter and water them less often. I built a 4x4x6 grow box out of 2x4’s and sided it with OSB then rigid r5 insulation board. It’s only the middle of January and I’m in Ontario Canada. Worked great. Growing requirements are the same as cherry tomatoes. Also, if kept in the same pot you’d need to periodically add some new soil to top and fertilize. So my hydrangeas leaf out in March, as do the figs. Do I water them and prune them now too? As the days lengthen the plants start to break dormancy, even though there really isn’t enough light to sustain this growth. So it’s a dance, but not a very complicated one. I live in NW Arkansas. No, there wasn’t a Gaura in my photos. Thinking of moving her to a metal framed shed, Still no heat & here in GA. it gets below 50, winter’s run 40 – 20 degrees. Hello, I live in Canada north of Quebec in very cold area -40 in winter and very windy” I bought the summer 50 roses David Austin . I have a few tiger eyes sumac dwarf trees that I recently had to transplant from planter boxes on my roof deck into large Aeration fabric bags. This step works decently well for container plants that aren’t too tender and fragile, and are hardy enough to stay outside with some extra protection. The spider plants and geraniums are best over-wintered in the house in front of a sunny window if you have the space. Can I leave the coreopsis in the potting soil under a vinyl tarp over winter or should I tranplant it to the ground and mulch it for winter? I have a full eastern and a full southern-facing window in my unheated garage. and is the eastern or the southern window better. Basement stairs are a potentially unsafe obstacle. Other easy plants to grow include many herbs like oregano, parsley and basil. Went out in the garage and have a small hydrangea and the leaves are starting to sprout out on them. It seems important to keep plants at a steady temperature. Then you start with a new one in a pot that is smaller…at least at first! Today, I pulled my plants into the garage because of a forecast of frost. Edge of a vegetable garden, for example. Mine always break dormancy in the garage sometime in February too. The garage never goes below 32 degrees but tends to hover in the 40’s and low 50’s all winter. Wet conditions kill more herbs in winter than the cold, so place container-grown perennials such as oregano, thyme, sage and rosemary in a sheltered position against a wall or the side of the house or garage. Care of Petunias During Winter. Once the temperatures drop below 32 it will die, no matter how much mulch/protection you might put around it. How I handle it is that if I’m home on a hot day I’ll open the doors and let the plants get some real sunshine. Other than watering, the only tricky part of garage plant storage is what happens in February and March. There is a rack of boots, some brooms and the garbage cans…normal garage stuff. You can save money by bringing your petunia indoors over winter. Many plants drop their leaves and go dormant until the spring. Sounds like you’ve got a good plan! then it is not too uncommon for the daily high to be in the mid-sixties for several days, i.e. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Check them over carefully to make sure they aren’t infested with insects. Anni, keeping marginally hardy plants alive through winter, keeping potted plants through winter, overwintering fig trees, keeping figs through winter, keeping agapanthus through winter, potted hydrangeas, winter storage of plants, do plants need light in the winter, post-template-default,single,single-post,postid-18854,single-format-standard,bridge-core-2.6.0,et_monarch,qode-page-transition-enabled,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,no_animation_on_touch,qode-theme-ver-24.5,qode-theme-bridge,disabled_footer_top,qode_header_in_grid,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-6.5.0,vc_responsive, Garden Groups – In Person or Virtual, Zoom Presentations, Horticultural and Green Industry Trade Talks. Leaves and i ’ m not sure what the garage during the winter that ’ s and. Moving to longer periods in April hydrangeas leaf out in heavy shade? unheated, attached garage no... 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