We had such a late first frost this year. Much later than is typical for us. That didn’t mean that I had the garden or the plants taken care of. You know me, I was more interested in quilting. Well the frost warnings were put out so finally I had to tackle the garden leftovers and the plants.
Every year I vow that I am going to try to hold my plants over in the house during the winter and typically I manage to save one or two. This year, I am actually going to try to start a few plants. If this doesn’t work, I think I am going to give up the idea. Plants in the spring are so expensive and if I could start them, it would save a little money….so here I go trying.
I mostly had begonias and geraniums that I’m trying to save. My red geraniums were amazing this year. They were big and great bloomers too…I think the best I’ve ever had! I definitely wanted to try to save them. My island and kitchen counter was loaded. What a mess!!
I ended up having Hubby help by cutting milk jugs and a vinegar jug so they only a few inches high. Then I put in water and started clippings putting the bottom ends in the water.
I did that for the geraniums too….then I hauled it all downstairs. We have an unfinished basement with an egresss window. Hubby set up the table in front of the window and I filled the table with plant offerings. Here they are….
At about 10 pm that night I remembered my fuchsia was still outside…and so were my sun patience. I ended up running outside in my jammies to go rescue them. I didn’t take starts from these or trim them back yet. Hopefully in a week or two I’ll tackle that when I go back and check to see if my cutting are making roots.
If Hubby gets a break I’m going to have him help me get the grow lights moved so they get a little extra boost to get some light.
Any advice from anyone? I’m especially hoping for some advice on what to do with my fuchsia but will happily take any advice!! I’d be so happy if this worked and I could cut down on the expense of plants in the spring.