Putting Your Summer Container Garden Away

Putting Your Summer Container Garden Away

If you haven’t had a frost yet, you may be able to harvest a bit longer. But for those of us who have now had frost for a few nights need to wrap up the container gardens for the winter. Here are some recommendations:

  • Pull it Up– Pull the plant remnants and roots up completely and throw them away in your nearest area for yard debris. I recommend wearing gloves since most of us have wet soil at this time.
  • Mix it Up– Combine all the dirt from the healthy plants into one garbage can or large container. Next year, mix it up, add new potting soil, add compost and you are good to plant again.
  • Store– Stack and store planters so they do not blow away this winter. Store all tools and supplies as well. Lock up any chemicals.
  • Pile– Stack tomato cages together and store them. Put stakes in a bundle and tie them with a string.
  • File– Find a file box or square container with a lid to store the seeds that will also be good next year.
  • Caddy-Remember that shoe holder I recommended that you use for storage a few months ago? It’s super easy to just roll it up and stash it with your supplies.

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Container Gardening Tip #2

Container Gardening Tip #1

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4 Comments
  • Dianne
    Posted at 07:37h, 17 October Reply

    great tips! I’d always wondered if there was a way to keep using that soil! And I love the shoe caddy idea!

  • Tania
    Posted at 15:00h, 17 October Reply

    I love being told when to clear things up – that the party is over. I’m much more likley to do this tidying if someone tells me! Otherwise I think I’m reluctant to admit that fall is more than here and winter not far behind. As clearing is misrable if you leave it until things are already muddy/soggy/grotty.

  • Flora
    Posted at 20:47h, 19 October Reply

    Glad it was helpful Dianne! We got muddy today cleaning up the rest of our container garden so here is another tip-wear a slicker. LOLOLOL ~Flora

  • Flora
    Posted at 20:51h, 19 October Reply

    Tania- Trust me, you are not the only one who puts it off, questions if it is time yet and gets a little sad in the process. Ditto to all! ~Flora

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