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The Basement Garden

November 30th, 2017

Each year I seem to end up with more and more plants that get overwintered in the basement. This year is not exception. In fact, about a fourth of our basement is currently housing pots of all shapes and sizes.


There are post of edible herbs under grow lights for winter seasoning and large terra cotta pots filled with hydrangeas and other tender plants. I also always seem to have a dozen or so trees, shrubs, and plants that don’t get planted before the cold weather hits. I find overwintering them in the basement works quite well.

Do you have any tender plants that you overwinter in a shed, garage, or basement?

One Comment to “The Basement Garden”
  1. Nebraska Dave on November 30, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Susy, no plants that will go back outside are housed in my basement. This year will be micro greens under the grow lights until seed starting time in February.

    Have a great basement jungle day.

    Nebraska Dave

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