Indoor Plant Care

April

Seedlings AprilIf not done in late March, there is still time to sow seeds indoors for warm-season vegetables like tomato and pepper plants and summer-blooming annuals. Most seeds take six to eight weeks from germination to outdoor planting.

Continue to bring houseplants inside at night but outside during warm days. Most houseplants can remain outside when night temperatures are consistently 40 to 50 degrees. When in doubt, wait until mid-May before placing houseplants permanently in the garden.

If orchids have finished flowering, begin to fertilize regularly with a very dilute orchid fertilizer or use fish emulsion with every watering. Monitor closely for scale attack.