Winter has set in for the long haul and if you live in Canada or the Northern United States, the plants you brought indoors for the winter months are probably showing some signs of distress.
What's the biggest problems with keeping plants indoors over the winter?
- Light, not enough of it.
- Water, too much of it.
- Pests, hitchhikers that you didn't expect to give a home to.
- soil gnats
- scale insects
- white flies
- spider mites
- mealy bugs
I personally have a great collection of Rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs and cotton balls for my houseplants. Once a month I water all of my plants with Neem Oil added to the water as a preventative measure to keep my plants happy. Spring and Summer are on their way, but until then, keep a close eye on your favorite plants. Make sure that no pests will spoil your indoor gardening period.
For your convenience I have included my must haves for over-wintering my favorite plants and keeping them healthy until they can go back outside again in Late Spring and Summer. Hope this helps you keep your favorite plants happy too!
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