Early Frost!Time to prepare the greenhouse

We were surprised this year by an early frost in October so I scrambled to load up my greenhouse. I have left the greenhouse idle for months since nothing would grow in the heat. I think the benefit to that is I’ll bet the pests are gone! I sprayed my organic remedies starting on day one and will continue to spray weekly to keep nasty pests like spider mites, leaf miners, and annoying gnats under control. I already see a lizard living in there so I am careful to avoid disturbing it when taking care of my greenhouse.

The extra shade cloth on the end of my greenhouse is for my fiddle leaf figs to give them extra protection from the sun. I have a video on how I managed to buy a small pot with four fiddle leaf fig trees and managed to divide them into 4 separate pots. So far they are doing very well.

Dividing My Fiddle Leaf fig trees

It wasn’t that difficult but did require some patience. When you find a spot the plants like then the best idea is to leave them there forever. Sometimes moving them around can be tricky particularly if the light is not consistently bright and filtered. The watering is accomplished very well if the soil drains well throughout the pot and it is allowed to dry between waterings.