It’s that time of year again! No one likes the end of Summer, but one thing is certain, with the ushering in of Labor Day Weekend, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to do with your planters outside. Most plants will fare okay the first few weeks of September, but by the end of the month, you’ll want to decide which plants to move into indoor spaces and which ones to say goodbye to for the season. To help, we’ve compiled a list of tips that we’ve found helpful. Shout out to our Garden Shop manager and About Home for their inspiration on some of these tips!
Only bring in healthy plants! If something has been doing poorly outside, it’s not going to get any better inside. Also, do not bring in a plant with pests. Inside, these pests will spread quicker to all of your indoor greenery.
If your temperatures don’t dip below 20 degrees inside your winter garage, you can keep some herbs and perennials dormant for the off season as long as they don’t freeze!
Be realistic about your lighting. Remember that indoor light is NOT the same as outdoor light. Save some space by just starting clippings inside of your favorite outdoor plants.
Take pictures of your outdoor planters before doing anything. This will give you an idea for next spring of how you might want to enhance your space. Or, if you love it – keep it exactly the same!
If you have the space – feel free to bring in some of your pepper or tomato plants. In the right “tropical” indoor conditions they will continue to yield small fruit throughout the year.