Transplanting Seedlings, Plants and Divisions into the Garden
Transplanting Garden Plants
Transplanting is always a shock to the plant's system. There are ways to ease the transition, like when you lift the plant, how you prepare the new hole and subsequent treatment of the plant. Here are some tips for success.
Growing tomatoes from seed and transplanting them into your garden.
Transplanting Trees & Shrubs
Following a simple How-To list could make all the difference for your tree or shrub's survival.
Keeping the Roots of New Plants Watered
If water is the key to successful transplanting, we can use all the help we can get. Here's a quick and easy way to keep the roots of newly planted plants from drying out.
Loosening, Teasing or Tickling the Rootball of Plants
The roots of potted plants can get pretty crowded. When it comes time to transplant them, you'll want to loosen them up and point them in the right direction. It takes a firm, but gentle, hand.
How to Harden Off Plants
Young, pampered seedlings will need a period to adjust and acclimate to outdoor conditions, prior to planting in the garden. This transition period is called "hardening off". Hardening off plants gradually exposes the tender plants to wind, sun and rain and toughens them up. There are 3 approaches to hardening off plants.
What is a Taproot?
Taproots, long central roots that delve deep into the ground, pose a special problem for transplanting or dividing, but it can be done.