Field Notes, Photoggling

How to Feed the Future, Pt. 2: Transplanting

While nurseries are great for the young, there comes a time when one must leave kindergarten and start taking on the real world. Fortunately in gardening, there is plenty of advice and rules out there in order to assure the plants will survive the shock and begin to thrive in their new environment.

First, transplant in the evening. It gives the plants the time to find their footing (re-root?) before another hot day.

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Burning the bed in order to help sanitize. (Not always necessary when transplanting, but super important when creating a nursery).Β 

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Watering.Β 

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Mixing up the soil to prepare for the plants.

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Creating a measuring stick for spacing.

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Spacing out the rows.Β 

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Carefully breaking apart the plants. NOTE: Keep some of the old soil on the plants so they retain some of their former environment, which eases the transition.

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Not a plant.Β 

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Carefully scooping under the plants in order to assure that they retain some of the old environment and that roots are not damaged while moving.Β 

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Situating the plant in the ground.Β 

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Re-emphasizing the importance of scooping under.Β 

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More children.Β 

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Almost done.Β 

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