storing outdoor plants - Knowledgebase Question

north babylon, Ne
Question by stancy7
October 14, 2009
can i store my outdoor plants in my house until the warm weather returns and if so how do i remove any outdoor bugs or pests that may be crawling on them

Answer from NGA
October 14, 2009


Usually all you need to do is hose them off with plain water from the hose. Be thorough and direct the spray underneath the leaves, along the stems and the upper parts of the leaves, as well. This way you won't accidentally harm your plants (not all are tolerant of insect sprays) and you won't bring the chemical residues into your home where they may remain for quite some time. Just rinse the plants off periodically in the shower to further discourage insect pests.

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