Plants just know

It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. I grow a variety of house plants. Most of them are plants that will go outside for the summer in pots or in the garden.

During the fall as the days keep getting shorter, the plants stop growing or they grow more slowly. Some plants stop blooming.

As of today, we have 8 more minutes of daylight than there was on the shortest day of the year. My plants seem to notice this. My violets will soon bloom again and the mums I brought inside are blooming and the coleus that lost a few leaves is growing some more.

Now is the perfect time to feed those house plants and start planning the garden for 2020.

violet and coleus
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