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If you have pots of plants how do you keep your pot from not falling over or blowing away in the wind?
If wind is a big issue, make sure to use large enough pots that their weight will keep them down. If wind is a really big issue you could secure the pot to the ground with stakes, or if they are on a deck you could tie them down.
How do you protect your plants from heavy rain, and hail?
I don't protect from rain or hail. I do protect from cold though. It went down to -6 last night so Rich and I pulled out the plastic and covered the lettuce up again.
I imagine hoops and plastic could protect from hail to some degree.
I actually keep having this issue with one of my grapefruit plants, it keeps blowing over! It is too big for it's pot i think, like it's top heavy. It's only on the days where the wind is slightly stronger than a breeze that it tips over but it's annoying. I hope to plant both of my citrus plants soon so i don't really want to transfer it into a bigger pot.
As for the other weather i either bring it under the roof on the lanai or i bring them in the garage if it's going to be cold. I think we have passed those cold days now though.
My pots are on a stand. We haven't had really heavy winds since getting it all set up, so I'm not sure. Depending on the direction, I guess I could either move the stand as close to the house as possible or I could just move the stand inside if it were really bad.
As far as heavy rain goes, there's enough of an overhang from the roof that I have about 1-1.5 feet of space that stays dry and I usually just make sure that the stand is safely within that range when it gets to be really heavy rain.
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