Can I plant if the ground is frozen? If not, how do I store the plants during such cold weather?

Let's be real, there's nothing worse than looking forward to getting your gardening gloves on and planting your plants, only to find that the ground is frozen and there's no possible way of it happening that day.

Well, as much as we don't like to hear the ground is frozen, it is possible to work around it! If you don't want to plant, you can store your plants in the shed or garage, where it's frost free and dry (DO NOT store in a greenhouse). Don't forget to check the roots are moist, and if not, water them to ensure they are.

Besides this, you can always give planting a go. If it is still possible to dig up the ground, you can plant your plants. It won't damage the plants, as underneath the frozen ground, the soil is perfectly fine and suitable for the roots to be able to settle down with. Once the roots have been planted nicely, and they're protected by surrounding soil, frost and ice should not affect them.

With that being said, the idea of frost coming after you've prepared your site can also be a worry. To prevent this, we recommend adding something like tarpaulin. This will protect the soil and keep it workable. Once your plants do then arrive, simply give the ground another light dig over, and enjoy planting!