Go easy in­doors

Gardening Australia - - YOUR PLANNER -

As tem­per­a­tures start to fall, in­door plants use less wa­ter, and their pot­ting mix can eas­ily be­come water­logged and air­less if you wa­ter them too of­ten. This may cause ten­der roots to die off and rot, which can spell dis­as­ter for your plants. Mon­i­tor your house plants closely over the cooler months, and only give them wa­ter when you are sure they need it. The best ap­proach at this time of year is to let the mix dry out be­fore wa­ter­ing. Just do the old pinkie test and stick your fin­ger in the mix. If it still feels damp, don’t wa­ter. It’s bet­ter to keep the mix on the drier side in cool con­di­tions.

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