Fall Gardening Tip for Fall Mums
A very popular plant for late season color is fall mums, also called “Garden mums” or “Hardy mums”. Our Fall Mums are available 4″, 6″, 9″, 12″, 14″ pots. They are a low maintenance, easy to grow plant that can be kept in containers or grown in beds. They are drought resistant and generally free of insect and disease pests.
Mums prefer to be planted in an area that receives full sun, but can handle a half day of direct sunshine. Fall mums prefer a fertile well- drained soil. Poorly drained soil is the leading cause of winter mortality. Small containers should be planted 18-24 inches apart. Larger plants can be planted at any desired spacing providing they are planted no closer than just touching their neighbor. If you plan on your Mums coming back next year, they need to be planted in the ground BEFORE the first hard frost !WATERING
Fall mums should never be allowed to wilt…especially newly transplanted plants. Check your mums every other day for watering until you become familiar with their needs, particularly during dry spells. Be sure to thoroughly water-in your new transplants.