The Successful Transplanting of Annuals

Starting seed indoors is a project that is both economical and richly rewarding. When it comes time for transplanting young plants to containers or gardens you want to make sure you avoid severe transplant shock which is when the growth of the plant is setback due to change in environment or roots being damaged.  Here are a few simple tips to help.


  • Don’t transplant too early – cold soil temperatures will slow down growth
  • Make sure plants have been well watered prior to transplanting
  • Cloudy, calm days are the best to transplant annuals – less shock to the plants
  • Water plants as soon as possible after planting to help them settle into their holes.