Q.I Have A Raspberry Plant In A Pot. I Want To Plant It In The Ground. It’s Too Late I Think. What Can I Do During Winter To Keep
it alive? it’s a new plant. Stayed in a planter. I live in Wisconsin so we will be freezing soon. What can I do to keep it alive until spring? Put it in the basement? Keep it outside covered?
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Yes, I would wait till spring to plant them in the ground. Do you have a place you can keep the planter over winter such as an unheated garage or the basement is fine. Raspberries are hardy to zone 3 or 4 and you are in zone 5, so it can take some cold weather but needs some protection since it's in a pot. Then when the threat of frost has passed in the spring, you can move the pot back outdoors and plant into the ground (acclimate it first before putting it in the ground). While in the garage, water it about once a month.