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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Tips for Transplanting in Hot Weather

  • Water the garden plants to be dug and/or transplanted that day.
  • Transplant when it is overcast or during the cooler evening hours.
  • Never leave the roots exposed to sun, heat or wind. Soak roots in a bucket of water if possible during preparations.
  • Prepare plants one at a time.
  • Water the hole before you place the transplants into it. Allow the water to settle around the roots and then finish filling the hole. Lightly firm the soil around the transplant.
  • Once again, water the whole plant, leaves and all.
  • If possible, shield the new transplant from direct sunlight for 3-5 days.
  • Check the plant daily for the first couple of weeks. Transplants will need watering every day, if not more.