Written by Debby Walters | March 29, 2017 |
Bare Root Plants
This is the easiest of the three methods, and the most popular, because the results are almost guaranteed.
- Dig the geraniums up and carefully shake all the soil from their roots.
- Then hang the plants upside down in a cool 45-50°: F (7.2-10 C), dry place.
- An alternate method is to place 1 or 2 plants in a large paper sack.
Note: The paper sack method is much cleaner than the hanging method, you’ll see why in a few steps.
- Another method: Place geraniums upside down in a box and cover with newspaper and replant in the spring.
- Once a month during the winter, soak the roots of each plant in water for 1 to 2 hours.
- Most of the leaves will eventually fall off. (Here is where the paper sack is cleaner!)
- In the spring, when all chance of frost has past, prune or cut back each plant.
- Remove all shriveled, dead material.
- Healthy, live stems will be firm and solid.
- After pruning, pot up, or plant out the Geraniums and water in thoroughly.