Fall brings falling temperatures, and some of the plants that have thrived in your garden this summer may not survive. Here are 3 plants you should move inside after Labor Day.
Succulents retain a large amount of water, and don't respond well to cold environments. When nighttime temperatures start to near 50 degrees, it’s time to bring succulents inside and pot them in a ceramic planter with drainage where they can thrive through winter.
Colder weather doesn’t have to mean the end of fresh herbs. Mint, thyme, oregano, rosemary, and more can spend the winter indoors. Simply plant them in pots for an indoor herb garden, then move them back outdoors in spring. You may even want to leave this adorable six pot wall planter in your kitchen all year.
While many favorite flowers, like geraniums and passionflower, are grown as annuals in most zones, they can often thrive inside during the winter. When temperatures fall, bring annual flowers inside for a pop of color throughout the fall and winter. Protect wood surfaces and floors during watering with a rubber tray.
To help your plants survive indoors, it’s important to acclimate. Start by bringing the potted plant inside at night for several days, then bring the container inside for longer periods of time each day. Monitor the plant for any signs of distress.
Preventing Bugs and Fungus
To prevent bugs from entering your home on your plants, spray them with neem oil diluted with water. The oil is safe for humans, animals, and even bees, but will prevent common pest insects and plant fungus.