Transplanting Flowers

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Flowers can be transplanted before the normal growing season by using a greenhouse and committing a little space to seedlings. Transplant flowers with a professional permaculture gardener in this free video on mass propagation of young flowers. View Video Transcript

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Daniel Botkin

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Now some of the things you might want to transplant for a second time early in the spring are tiny, mainly developing flower seedlings. Now you can wait around for them to develop, or you can kick start them by giving them a secondary transplant. In this case we're working with itty bitty snap dragon seedlings, and we're going to put them into this tray here. And for this procedure, I'm going to use some extra fine, very well sifted, organic starter mix. And I'm going to fill my whole tray, fill up the cells gently, softly. And then I'm going to use my little implement, once we've got a peek at how they're developing. You see even those guys have used up their space, they're root bound, and they're ready for a new home. I'm going to take just a few off of my clump to preserve the high value product, replace the rest of the clump into its container, and now you can see just how many snap dragons we're talking about. We're talking about, 1,2; finger makes a nice planting tool here, so long as the root gets quickly covered by moist soil, they'll be fine. And this might seem like a monotonous task, and yet we find some of this quiet transplanting work, very relaxing, and very meditative, you get into a nice rhythm. And if you do it right, you'll get a 100 percent survival. You like snap dragons? I do.