Yesterday I repotted some of my house plants to bring back inside before winter. A few months spent outside makes my plants lush and healthy.
Southwoods was out of potting soil Friday. But I had one sack I hadn’t opened.
So I managed to repot about 4 plants with that. I need at least 1 more sack to repot the remaining plants before bringing them indoors.
So here is my method.
I take the plant out of its pot and put it in a bucket and lightly brush off what soil I can.
Then I get my hose and turn the sprayer to shower. I lightly spray down the plant and the roots. There will still be soil protecting the roots so they aren’t completely visible.
Make sure you wash down the front and back of the leaves because little critters could be hiding there.
Then I set that aside and let it drip water a bit.
Meanwhile I take the pot inside and wash it down with Dawn soap and water. You don’t want to bring bacteria back indoors either.
Dry the pot off and take it back outside. Add some soil to your pot and then gently settle the plant inside it.
Put potting soil all around your house plant and tamp it down a little. Fill soil to about a half inch to an inch below the top of the pot.
Now I have no idea really if this is the right or proper way to do it. It’s just how I do it. You might want to Google to get a more professional opinion.
Charlie and Ivy today:
Ivy has been up on the coffee table sniffing around my terra cotta pots. So far she has not rearranged things.