Soaker Hose Overwintering

(Question)

It looks like it will be below zero this week in the GTA.
Should we keep soaker hoses inside over the winter, along with the garden hoses?
The soaker hoses look durable, but the holes must get plugged. I wonder if there are some precautions that should be taken in the GTA for these essential parts of gardening, besides just shutting off water?
Thank you

 

(Answer)

 

According to garden.org, even if you drained the water from a soaker hose, it may become filled with rainwater because of all the holes it has. As a result, the hose can burst. I would recommend pulling the soaker hoses from the garden, draining them and storing them in a garage or basement for the winter months.