Hey!… it’s Hay!

Like that old phrase goes, “there more than one way to skin a cat”… funny, as I typed that I’m sitting here wondering where that came from? Odd… anyway, there’s also more than one way to winter Sarracenia in cold climates.  Here is another method…

These photos came from a chap in northern New Jersey.  He grows his plants potted in these large containers.  Using hay, he built himself a “fortress” around his containers to shelter his plants.


As you can see, the plants came though beautifuly!


Thanks so much for allowing me to share these…


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8 Responses to Hey!… it’s Hay!

  1. Michael says:

    Pretty cool ! Good to know info ! Great job 🙂 I have a question if you don’t mind, do you have any abnormal problems with mold, being that you have used hey ? Is it chemical free hey ?

    • Axel Muehlig says:

      They are untreated straw bales and they did get a little black on the bottom where they sat on the ground. No mold near the containers, though.
      Since we had such a cold winter with months of snow, I pretty much left everything alone. The containers were frozen solid but it seems that the plants didn’t mind, as they slowly start growing.

  2. Mary Jane Mazur says:

    What a fantastic idea however if you have a great number plants, would it possibly be better to do what you have been doing.


  3. Tim says:

    Did your pots have drainage holes and how cold did your area get..

  4. Tim says:

    follow up what is the black lattice looking area by the wall?

  5. Tim says:

    sorry that was not your setup but a guy in jersey..just disregard..sorry

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