Tips For Bringing Potted Plants Indoors
(HIT) – As the weather cools down, it’s time to examine your outdoor potted plants and decide which ones you want to bring indoors for the winter. Here are some tips to make sure your plants successfully make the transition.
Bring in only healthy plants. Unless you are planning to run a “plant hospital,” say goodbye to the struggling plants.
Check plants for diseases and pests. Problems tend to spread quickly indoors from plant to plant.
Spray plants with an organic insect control. Even if you don’t see them, insects such as aphids and spider mites can hitchhike on your plants—and then infest your healthy houseplants. Use a horticultural oil, such as Summit Year-Round Spray Oil (www.summitresponsiblesolutions.com), which contains no harsh chemicals yet is effective against a wide range of insect pests.
If you have room, bring in a pepper plant or some tender flowering perennials to extend your growing season.
Give away healthy plants that you don’t have room for inside. Part of the joy of gardening is sharing!
Published On: Friday, September 30, 2011
Source: Summit Chemical