I had some hosta's in one gallon containers and brought them inside to get a...

Asked April 2, 2013, 12:44 PM EDT

I had some hosta's in one gallon containers and brought them inside to get a early start on spring. When they began to grow and the weather was warm during the day I started to place them outside during the day and bringing them in late afternoon. I forgot to bring them in last night and the cold damaged the leaves. Some of the plants had all the leaves damaged and on others only some leaves were damaged. If I cut off the damaged leave will new one replace them? Thanks for your help. Jerry Roetting

Hamilton County Ohio

1 Response

Jerry, thank you for submitting your question to "Ask an Expert."

Don’t worry! Your Hosta's will grow back; I would remove the damaged leaves.

You'll want to cold start the plants by slowly introducing them to the outside elements. A couple hours outside at first, few hours the next day and so on until you've reached a full days light and then I would plant them. Just remember to bring them in at night.

Thanks again for your question. Good luck with the early start!