More Gardening Tips for November

TIP 1: Feed your pansies. Pansies are heavy feeders.The plants thrive with little maintenance; however, regular feeding produces full, healthy plants and nonstop blossoms. We use PlantTone fertilizer from Espoma on our pansy and viola’s. It’s a good, organic fertilizer that feeds the pansies. If you prefer a liquid stop in for Blossom Booster by Fertilome.

 TIP 2: 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 3: Clean out birdhouses, feeders, and birdbaths for the upcoming fall/winter season. Replenish feeders, suet containers and dust off your birdbath heater. Check feeders and birdbaths frequently to keep up with your critters’ demand! Wild birds use this time to start storing body fat necessary to survive the harsh weather ahead.

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