This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Echeverias which have served for borders, beds, or floral inscriptions during summer, if potted to pass the winter, are liable to rot or spindle up. A method of preserving them, which occupies practically no room whatever, and which avoids the above mentioned inconvenience, is. to shake out the earth from their roots when taken up in autumn, and suspend them heels up or anyhow, in small bunches, on strings stretched horizontally, like linen hung on a line to dry, beneath the roof of a cool greenhouse, which just keeps out the frost.- Gardener's Chronicle: