Ask a Question forum: Bringing houseplants back inside for the winter

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Name: Angela
(Zone 7b)
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AR
Aug 21, 2014 9:52 AM CST
Hi all,

I'm thinking about my fall transition now because I am a serial procrastinator in recovery, so i'd like to make a bug spray for my houseplants that have spent all summer out doors. Does anyone have a formula that they use for this purpose. Or is a spray with soapy water good enough to keep the buggers in their natural habitat?
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Aug 21, 2014 10:06 AM CST
Hi Angela! There is a thread in the Houseplants forum on this very topic...Very interesting indeed. The thread "Bringing them inside" in Houseplants forum
Looks like Cinta does have an interesting recipe there. Smiling
Name: Angela
(Zone 7b)
Region: New York Cactus and Succulents Dog Lover Cat Lover Garden Ideas: Level 1
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AR
Aug 21, 2014 10:21 AM CST
Thanks tara I will check it out Thank You!
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Aug 21, 2014 10:25 AM CST
Thanks for that link! I have pesky gnats in a few of my outside plants (and ones inside too!). I've got to get them under control before I bring them inside.
Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Aug 22, 2014 6:12 PM CST
Maybe drench the soil with compost tea a few times, a few weeks before bringing them in. Maybe also remove an inch or so of soil, if the roots don't go all the way to the surface. replace that with clean potting soil after bring it inside.
Name: Angela
(Zone 7b)
Region: New York Cactus and Succulents Dog Lover Cat Lover Garden Ideas: Level 1
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AR
Aug 23, 2014 7:41 AM CST

Good tips thanks Rick Thank You!
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