It’s the season to feed those indoor plants. Typically plants are dormant in winter and are actively growing from early spring to late fall. That means that this is the time when plants are waking up again and getting ready to sprout new growth since the days are getting longer. This means that your houseplants need some feeding to help with that growth.
I spent some time this past weekend feeding the indoor plants so they’re ready for the growing season. I like to keep them in good shape since I rely on them to keep the air in the house nice and clean. I use an organic fertilizer and some worm castings as a top dressing for the potted plants. It’s easy and only takes a few minutes.
With this feeding my plants should have a nice burst of food for the new spring growth. I’ll feed them again at the beginning of the summer and then again in late summer. No feeding in the late fall, I don’t want to stimulate early growth. I generally remember to feed around Valentine’s Day, Memorial Day and Labor Day.
I’ll also spend some time in the next couple weeks pruning the houseplants, and any that are getting too big for their containers will be repotted for the growing season. Keeping your houseplants in top shape will ensure that they’re healthy and thriving and doing their job keeping the air inside your home clean and healthy.
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