Friday, October 18, 2013

Getting Container Gardens Ready to Come Indoors

The weather forecast indicates that there will be a light frost on Sunday night which means it is time to get the outdoor container gardens ready to come indoors.
Before bringing Plants indoors do the following:
Herbs grown in containers

  1. Check to see if any of the plants are root bound or in need of a new container.  Transplant now if needed with new soil. 
  2. For all other container gardens; look over your plants to make sure there are no grasshoppers, snails, or spiders. 
  3. I found spiders and fleas on my plants and treated them all with a soap soak to get rid of all unwanted garden pests on the leaves and then I mixed a handful of spent coffee grounds into the soil.
  4. You do not want your plants to go into shock due to a change of outdoor and indoor temperature, so bring them in before it gets too cold outdoors. Best to bring the plants in before you turn on your furnace heat.
  5. Pick plastic drain saucers to protect your floor from water stains.  Find them garden centers;  Lowe's, Home Depot and Walmart may have some also.
  6.  If you cannot find saucers put containers in plastic under the bed storage container.  You will be able to fit a few small pots in one container.

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