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According to the US Dept of Agriculture, Aloe vera does not do well in temperatures below +7 C, so given that you're in an area with minimum low temperatures from -10 to -12 deg C, the Aloe vera will die over winter unless it's in a heated greenhouse. If you do try to over-winter it in the cool greenhouse, I recommend that you take some "pups" off ...


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A balcony with pots is going to be very difficult to protect from cold. I think the primary aim is to delay cold penetration. So ,when the day temperature is + 10 C , and the night is - 5 C , your protection may hopefully keep the soil temperature above 0 C during one night until the next day. ( The specific temperatures are arbitrary depending on what the ...


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I've worked in a couple of zone 4 plant nurseries, and we stored all of our perennials, shrubs and trees outside through the winter. To do this, we stacked the pots at a 45 degree angle. We used bricks keep the first row of pots at that angle, then angled the other pots on top of those, putting one pot in the gap between the two lower pots. This tended to ...


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