If you let your houseplants vacation on the back deck or front porch this summer, then by early September it’s time to get them ready to move back inside for the winter. Letting your indoor plants spend their summer at “camp” is a great way to give them extra air circulation, increased surround lighting, and natural fluctuations in temperature and humidity. But when nighttime temperatures begin to dip below 50, have a plan ready for moving them back inside. Here are some helpful tips…
Red worm bins are great for a small-space composting setup that will yield free, nutrient-rich compost for your garden.
Improving soil is different from simply adding fertilizer. Although fertilizer contains key nutrients, these are used up fairly quickly, and it won’t do anything for the structure, or long-term fertility of the soil. For that, you need to add organic matter, and it’s worth doing once every year. Late autumn is a good time to prep your beds and borders because the garden is quiet and ready for the winter, but any time from late autumn to early spring will work.
Recently every night on the news we are reminded of the drought our state is now experiencing. It is very important to know how to create a water-wise garden and grow plants that require less additional water. At the greenhouse, we hear that customers want to save water, but don’t want their yard to look like a desert. It is possible to reduce your water consumption and still have a beautiful garden.