MissPrissy-What do I do now with my ferns?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by tazcat70, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    After looking at your beautiful ferns on your porch I went and bought 3, somehow I managed to keep them alive all summer, and now fall is here. We had a frost this morning and you had mentioned that you put yours in the basement for the winter.

    Please help!!! I need more information. [​IMG] Do you cut them back? Do you wait for them to die off? Do you water or do anything special?
     
  2. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    I believe she said she cuts them back to about 2 to 3 inches and then keeps the soil damp (not wet). I'm getting ready to do mine also so this is a great question.
     
  3. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    Nebraska
    I bring my ferns into the house, and make them house plants. They like more humid conditions so I do "mist" water on them as well as my regular watering but otherwise they are pretty easy to maintain.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Don't cut them back yet. Find a lovely place in your home with bright sun but not direct sun. Keep them moist and enjoy the greenery through Thanksgiving.
     
  5. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Ok, whew! Catastrophe averted. [​IMG]
     

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