I bought fruits, veggies and herbs with the intention of planting them. My landscaping is on hold, so they are still in large pots. Should I bring them (strawberries, asparagus, basil, mint) inside over the winter or leave them outside? Should I dig a hold in the ground for the pots? Do I cover them with leaves or hay? I do not know whether to let them get used to the winter naturally or help them, since they are in large pots. When I brought in my pepper last year, it did not work....though I dug it out of the garden.
Hennepin County Minnesota
Thank you for the information. I assume planting my strawberries are better outside than bringing them. Regarding the pepper and herbs, they were brought in before the frost. Possibly they were in shock being dug up or the temp. Not sure. It was not in the winter. They were kept in my sunroom, so lots of light.