I have a planter that has succulents and aloe and would love to overwinter it inside - temps are dropping to freezing and snow is expected in a couple of days. Maybe even in my kitchen as it’s quite pretty.
Easy, peasy, right? Just carry the planter in? Unfortunately, there are all manner of bugs making a living in the soil … including a bunch of centipedes which I saw come boiling up once when I watered it (just prior to dropping the can and running screaming away.) Centipedes are NOT invited. I do not wish to kill them, however, I draw the line with potentially cohabitating. Same goes for the other bugs. Squick.
Hubby says: 1) let the whole planter die in the weather a la garden vegetables or 2) dump poison on it to kill the bugs.
Any other ideas? The plants are a bit sentimental for me so I’d like to keep them going for a few more years and I’m not a fan of poison in general, especially around pets.
What about a giant clear plastic bag to put the whole thing in like a giant terrarium? Okay, maybe that’s dumb.
Any other ideas?