Protecting Cacti in Winter.... and bulbs.

P. C. Andrews
Thu, 10 Nov 2011 16:45:23 PST

Sorry for the late response.  I am concerned about rot also with plastic but I leave the ends open until the first heavy snowfall (usually later in December) to allow the soil to dry out further.  I also leave a couple of small vents in the cover against the house foundation.

I am starting to interplant bulbs with the cacti so see if the dry soil will allow me to grow a broader range here in zone 5.  Suggestions for candidate bulbs are welcome!
From Michigan's zone 5 but currently in St. Louis where it feels as cold as Michigan today.


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