Before the first frost of the fall is the perfect time to bring potted ferns indoors for the winter. Here are a few tips to keep them healthy and happy.
- Hose down each plant to clean the foliage. Then inspect closely for insects that might be hiding in the foliage.
- Wipe down the pots to remove any soil that may have splashed on them during the summer.
- Let them dry and then carry them into the house placing them on saucers. This will protect floors and surfaces from runoff.
- Some plants may also have put on a lot of new growth over the summer. They will require a bit of pruning to shape them up before you bring them inside.
- If you find pests, treat them with appropriate solutions. A good tip is sinking each pot in a bucket of water for a few hours before bringing plant indoors. This process drowns or uncovers any slugs, snails, worms, or beetles hiding below the surface of the soil.
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