1 month ago
Dungeon Gardening 🖤
I brought up round 1 of plants from my basement dungeon 😱
Unheated, 42-50 F, no light. These plants live there 6 months of the year!
I don’t have a greenhouse or windowsill space so tough love.
They do JUST FINE!
I bring them up to the warmth for 24 hours, then water them with warm water. After the dried out soil is workable again, I will split all the bulbs and repot.
Yes I could unpot them in the fall, but I’m tired then. Harvest is a busy-busy time. I just toss everything in the dungeon and go to bed.
These bulbs all started sprouting awhile back, but I left them.
Pineapple lilies (Eucomis), caladium, sweet potatoes, dahlias.
Geraniums are hit and miss. Cuttings work better but... 5️⃣ that little bit of green in the stem tells me it’s going to be fine 💚
6️⃣ This is a great book for #zone3garden people. Authors are Alice and Brian McGowen. .
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