In El Paso they fret over wintering plants. So they build them a greenhouse or two. And you would do well to follow suit, so you too can have happy and healthy cactus this time of year. And hothouse tomatoes too. From the El Paso Times.
(H)e’s getting a jump-start by growing some (tomatoes) from seed in a greenhouse at the demonstration garden at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center, off Interstate 10 East and Americas….
Peter Beste, who has a large cactus garden in the Northeast, uses a greenhouse for cactus from South America.
We just got a desert tortoise, sort of a rescue. I hope our red-foots like her.