Transplanting Annuals

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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 - when the growth of the plant is set back due to change in environment or roots being damaged. To help avoid transplant shock:

  • 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.