Transplanting Plants In Cool Weather

You can transplant your plants & vegetables safely. But first you need to take special care that you remove them in cooler weather.

Transplanting your garden is one of the best ways to make sure your plants have room to grow. If you start them inside, you can transplant them into the garden and space them accordingly, giving them room to grow. Start them inside by using peat pots that you can buy in any home and garden store or at your local nursery. This way, when you transplant them to the ground, the soil is already covering the roots. There will be no chance of the roots being exposed. Starting them in pots is also a good idea. Just turn over the pot and remove the plant and soil together.

If you start them outside in a garden and find they need to be separated, make sure you do this on a cloudy or rainy day. If you transplant on a sunny day, you will kill the plant since it is too hot. Be sure that when you remove each plant from the soil, you have enough soil around it. This way the roots won't be exposed to the air. Once the roots are exposed after being in the ground that long, chances are the plant will go in to shock and die. This holds true also for trees and large bushes. Always make sure there is a ball of dirt around the plant or tree.

After the plant has been transplanted, water it well. Do this for about a week or so.

Vegetables that can be transplanted are:

asparagus, cabbage, tomatoes, peppers, celery, eggplant, radishes, kale, potatoes and onions.

Vegetables that can't be transplanted are:

artichokes, turnips, sweet potatoes, garlic, parsnips and carrots.

When replacing the plants, make sure you plant them a little deeper than they were before. A good starter fertilizer will help also. Cover the ground with dry soil and after the ground settles, water it a little bit more.

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