Overwintering Plants in Pots, Firepit Plantings, and Eating Dahlias

Ellen and C.L. celebrate their 100th episode with talk about keeping potted plants alive through the winter, plantings that make your fire pit experience more fragrant or beautiful, and fertilizers for every type of plant. We begin by revisiting how dahlia tubers and petals are edible and end with a question about rain gauges.

1:06 What’s for dinner: Dahlias!
4:44 True or False:   You need a different fertilizer for each type of plant.
9:40 Eat/Drink/Grow: Hot & Cold…Fire pit plantings and over-wintering plants in outdoor containers.
19:42 Love Letters and Questions:   Making sense of the markings on rain gauges.

If you dig your dahlia tubers to store them for the winter, wash them off well and let dry out of the weather. C.L. wraps them in newspaper bundles and puts them in boxes in the garage so she can plant them next summer..


Here is the bread that Ellen makes out of dahlia tubers. Click on the photo to see the recipe.

A firepit is just the beginning for your outdoor living space. If you have one, you need plants that will enhance the experience.

This rain gauge has an opening that’s almost 4″ across. So the mark that measures one inch of rain is about 6″ up this vessel.



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