Sarah’s plants Go To (Winter) Plant Jail, without passing Go and unfortunately without collecting $200
Is there frost in the forecast? Yep! That means the onset of the Annual Frenzied Midnight Annual/Houseplant Rescue.
As per usual, I was out in the dark last night about midnight digging in near freezing soil with my bare hands. It was going down to minus 4 and I had a ton of annuals and plants to bring in. This below zero temp snuck up on me! It’s only the middle of October. Usually we’re ok till early November.
Got my monster pots in first, then smaller ones. Was running out of room in my unheated sunporch, but stilll had to out to find a few choice things I had tucked into big pots. Did I wear gloves? Nah. Could I really see what I was doing? Nah. But in the tradition of “if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing badly” I dug my nails in as far as I could and ripped those last few plants out unceremoniously with as much soil on the root as I could, and stuffed them into pots. They’ll have to wait till Saturday for a bit more TLC.
At least this time I wasn’t in my pyjamas.