Tish’s tips for November
TIP 1: Studies show that plants, especially potted plants, respond well to warm water and are adversely affected by cool water. Water under 50 degrees can reduce leaf size, cause leaf drop and inhibit root growth, while water 90 degrees actually improves plant growth. Indoor plants should never be watered with water below 65 degrees.
TIP 2: Store liquid pesticides where temperatures will not fall below 40 degrees. Too low a temperature may result in a breakdown of the chemicals. If the liquid should freeze, there is the danger of the plastic container cracking and scattering the chemical!
TIP 3: Clean out birdhouses, feeders, and birdbaths for the upcoming fall/winter season. Replenish feeders, suet containers and dust off your birdbath heater. We just got in a new shipment of heaters if you need one. Check feeders and birdbaths frequently to keep up with your critters’ demand.