Do you do pest control on your plants before taking them back inside?

Meyermike(Zone 6a Ma.)
2 months ago
last modified: 2 months ago

I really think it would be helpful to see what others do to prevent pest infestations come the winter time.

Please share with is what you use, do and when before bringing your plants inside for the fall until the next time you can leave them outside.

What I do is spray them all summer with Fish Emulsion when I spray with a fertilizer.

I also spray once every two week starting in August a good All season dormant oil and that usually kills everything.

But as a extra layer of protection, I also use Bonide systemic and sprinkle this on most my potted plants. Works great.

As an extra layer, the day they come in, I soak all my pots in warm soapy water for 30 minutes and then I bring them inside.

It's a lot but I don't get one pest issue by the spring, thank God.

There are also steps you can take once they are indoors that we could share too if need be.

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