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How to Winterize Geraniums in a Brown Bag

By Mindy McIntosh- Shetter ; Updated September 21, 2017

Winterizing geraniums in a brown bag will make sure that they don't sweat and that they also don't rot. Winterize geraniums in a brown bag with help from a gardening professional in this free video clip.

Transcript

Hello, this is Mindy McIntosh-Shetter, and today I'm going to show you how to winterize a Geranium in a brown bag. Now, while brown bags are typically hard to find at grocery stores, don't be tempted to use a plastic bag instead. Placing your plant material in a plastic bag will cause the plant material to sweat and then eventually rot. So, just don't do it. Now, the first part of this process is we're going to remove the plant material from its container. The second step of this process is we're going to put the Geranium inside of paper bag and we're going to tighten up the top. Now, you can leave the roots out or you can place them inside the bag. It really doesn't matter. Once you have your Geranium in the paper bag, make sure that you secure the top with a nice heavy string or rope and hang it in a cool, well-ventilated area. Then, come around February or March, re-plant your Geranium in a nice all-purpose potting soil. Then, come early summer, your Geranium will be ready for those bedding areas and those container gardens.

 

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Mindy McIntosh-Shetter is currently finishing up her Master's in Environmental Education, Urban Planning, and Public Environmental Education.