overwinter elephant ears

Asked October 15, 2018, 12:10 PM EDT

I have two different types of elephant ears in the soil in my garden. I want to dig up the tubers and overwinter them. What is the process?

Ramsey County Minnesota

1 Response

After first frost, cut back foliage, carefully dig up tubers, remove the soil and dry. Store in a container allowing air circulation in a frost-free, dry location. Check periodically during the winter to ensure that they're staying dry and remove any tubers that are showing signs of mold.