A deep clean now to reduce pest numbers throughout the year
As the season comes to an end outside it's really important to make sure you are not allowing pests to overwinter and cause you problems in the Spring. Here are a few things you can do to help you stay pest free both inside and out.
Greenhouses and outside
Remove leaves from lawns and paths, maybe creating leaf pile homes for wildlife
Clean up old crops and dead foliage, rotten plant matter is where pests and diseases thrive
Empty and clean pots that aren't in use anymore
Lift or move all pots to uncover slugs
Wash greenhouse glass (or polytunnel plastic) to allow winter light into the remaining plants and to remove any lingering pests
Check plants that have suffered from pests over the warmer months, thoroughly clean the area and wash the plants (see below)
Finally, if your soil temperature is still above 6°C then you can still be treating with nematodes to avoid a spring invasion!