Over the weekend as I was emptying out my container gardens and placing the containers underneath the stairs for the winter I got a few surprises. I know spiders are beneficial insects to have in the garden, but I can’t help be creeped out by spiders. As I was putting the pots away I kept finding spiders crawling on my hands ( fortunately, I was wearing gloves) and arms. In my garden spiders have a tendency of laying eggs or overwintering under the rims of pots, even though they have the whole yard to do this in.
If you suffer from Arachnophobia, have kids or pets you’re worried will get bitten by spiders– remember to clean up your garden pots this fall and brush away any spider webs and egg sacs, if you don’t want an unpleasant surprises in the spring.
On the subject of container gardens; I came across video by the University of Illinois Extension, with some helpful tips on overwintering plants in containers.