How to Transfer Large, Growing Seedlings to a Larger Plot

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Caution must be used when transferring large seedlings into a bigger plant to encourage growth. Learn more in this free educational video series. View Video Transcript

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Doug Smiddy

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Hi, I'm Doug Smiddy of Smiddy's Gardening Services here on behalf of expertvillage.com. Today we are here to talk about starting your plants from seeds. Okay so now we are going to transplant from the starter cell into a peat pot. So what I am going to do is take a little premoistened soil just like we did when we planted our seeds. We are going to go about half way up, tamp it down a little bit and now when we transplant the seed, seedling I should say, you want to be very gentle with it and you want to push the whole thing out, kind of turn it over. You try not to grab the stems when you transplant either, its better to grab the leaf because you are going to damage the vascular system of the plant. And you can just put it in there like that, put in a little more dirt, again just be very gentle with it, that is the most important thing. Put your dirt in, you're going to and grab those, straighten it up a little bit. Now, you can leave your plant in here until you are ready to put it in to the ground and that is something we are going to discuss also with you is when you are going to set these plants outside. You have to be sure when your last frost date in your area is. That is very important because if you put this little seedling out and you get a frost it's going to kill them all. So there is a lot of information on line, there's gardening books and you can find out what your hardiness zone is, which will tell you when your last frost date is. So you don't want to set this outside until you are past that. In Vermont where I am, Memorial Day, never plant anything before Memorial Day.