It’s time to be thinking about your greenhouse again. You can extend the season for many of your blooming and producing plants by getting things ready in your greenhouse now.
Start with a good cleaning of the entire greenhouse. A clean greenhouse is less likely to produce white fly and other destructive pests later in the season, so do what you need to do now to make sure you aren’t lamenting it later.
Also be sure to get things organized for spring right now. Make sure all your plant-starting needs are stacked neatly and stored so you can get to them easily when the time comes. It is really frustrating in February and March to not be able to find what you need to get those early plants started.
One thing that is easy to forget is to have a spray bottle of soapy water always ready. The thing most people forget to do is to give their plants a regular “shampoo” with soapy water. It is the best way to naturally keep destructive insects under control Spray your plants when you bring them in, and continue to do so at least once a week for as long as they are in your greenhouse.
Be sure to have plenty of blooming plants, because the holidays are always brighter when you have fresh flowers to use in decorations.
We would love to hear your comments about how you are using your greenhouse this fall and winter. Be sure to send us pictures of how you are using your flowers and produce during the holidays.