October 17, 2018

Preparing My Agaves for Winter Storage

As cooler weather sets in, my outdoor grounds crew rushes to complete our long list of fall gardening tasks around my Bedford, New York farm.

This week, one of our main projects is to prepare all the tropical plants for winter storage, including my giant blue agaves. Agaves are succulent plants with long, thick fleshy leaves. Since they are native to the hot and arid regions of Mexico, the southwestern United States and tropical areas of South America, they are sensitive to the cold and cannot survive outdoors during the harsh Northeastern winters. Before moving them indoors, the crew removes those that are root bound, and carefully transplants them into larger pots.

Here are some photos.