Commuter plants

My plants just started budding and I live in a place where it freezes at night in September. I have been bringing them in at night so frost won’t damage them. Is this necessary? The buds are about a half-inch long this morning.

It’s good that your plants are in containers and that you have the luxury of moving the plants into sunlight each day and into the comfort of a dark garage each evening. You are doing the right thing. Freezes inhibit bud production and ripening. Removing the plants to warmer quarters keeps them on course even as the weather changes.

Make sure to bring them outside and back inside at the same time each day, or at least give them as much sunshine as possible as the days shorten.

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