Bonnie Smith
Bonnie Smith
  • Hometalker
  • Braidwood, IL
Asked on Jan 11, 2019

How do I keep plants alive in the winter?

Paula BallNancy TurnerLynn Sorrell


4 answers
  • Oliva
    on Jan 11, 2019

    Indoors, lacking sufficient heat, light, humidity and food, many plants will not survive. Can you use Grow Lamps? Fertilizer sticks work well for most plants and are easier to use. Your home's humidity should not exceed 40%, to reduce potential for dust mites, mildew, negative affect on wood, condensation to windows, etc.

  • Lynn Sorrell
    on Jan 11, 2019

    Inside/outside? where do you live? what kind of plants? some just go dormant don't need any help

  • Nancy Turner
    on Jan 11, 2019

    I agree with the plant lights, they need the same light that they got outside. A window may not be as strong. Get a moisture meter, I got mine at Menards for about five dollars. The air inside the house in the winter is much dryer than the outside with the humidity they got. You may have to water the plants a little more frequently than you did outside, that is usually the case with the furnace running dry heat into the house. Some plants get slightly different care when you are overwintering them, some like it dryer, some get fertilizer less frequently or not at all.

  • Paula Ball
    on Jan 12, 2019

    For outside plants make sure that they are watered well. A good soaking helps keep roots from freezing

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