How to Transfer Plants From Ferry-Morse to Pots


Ferry-Morse Seed Company is was the first company to offer seeds in packets. In addition to seeds, the company is also well known for the Jiffy line of seed starting equipment, Lilly Miller seeds and Green Arbor gifts. The Ferry-Morse line of seed starting equipment includes potting soil, compressed peat pellets, peat pots, seed starting mix and miniature greenhouses. These products are designed to make starting Ferry-Morse seeds simple. If you have raised seedlings using Ferry-Morse products, then transferring them to pots for patio decoration or container gardening is also relatively easy.

Step 1

Place a compressed peat moss pellet into each Ferry-Morse peat pot.

Step 2

Pour warm water over peat moss pellets to decompress them. Pour off extra water when pellets have fully expanded.

Step 3

Create a pocket in each pot for your seedlings. Gently remove the seedlings from the planting tray by pressing up on the base of the planting container until the seedling pops free.

Step 4

Place the root ball of the seedling into the pocket of each Ferry-Morse peat pot. Tap peat moss down over the root ball.

Step 5

Place seedling pots in a sunny windowsill or beneath grow lights to allow them to grow. Take seedlings out daily and sit in the shade so that they can harden off before transplanting into the soil.

Step 6

Place a pottery shard in the bottom of a container. Fill the container one-third of the way full of a potting soil mix, such as the Jiffy potting soil mix.

Step 7

Place the peat pot directly into the center of the container. The peat pot is designed to dissolve when buried in potting soil.

Step 8

Fill in the sides of the container around the peat pot with potting soil. Then cover the peat pot with soil. Leave an inch of space at the top of the container so that you can water the plant.

Step 9

Water your container slowly until the potting mix is completely moist. Allow the soil to drain. The soil should remain as damp as a wrung-out sponge.

Tips and Warnings

  • Make sure that your Ferry-Morse peat pot is completely buried. If the peat pot is sticking out of the soil, it will wick away moisture from your plant and kill it in the process.

Things You'll Need

  • Ferry-Morse Transplant kit
  • Watering can
  • Grow lights
  • Garden trowel
  • Pottery shard
  • Container
  • Potting soil mix


  • Texas A&M Extension Service: Vegetable Gardening in Containers
  • "Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Gardening"; Carroll C. Calkins; 1978

Who Can Help

  • Ferry-Morse Seed Company
Keywords: transplanting seedlings, container gardening, growing seedlings

About this Author

Tracy S. Morris has been a freelance writer since 2000. She has published two novels and numerous online articles. Her work has appeared in national magazines and newspapers, including "Ferrets," "CatFancy," "Lexington Herald Leader" and "The Tulsa World."