Transplanting Vegetables

Transplanting Vegetables

****Garlic and hardy spring bulbs grow best if they are planted in the fall. Garlic should be planted before the soil freezes, usually inmate September to October

Garlic planted in the fall has time to allow for the closest root, and grow a shoot unto the soil surface. They then grow quickly in the spring. Garlic planted in the spring has to grown in harsh summer heat, and therefore does not have a high quality yields.

****If garlic is to be planted in the spring, it should be done in March-April. Though, this will depend on whether the soil is ready to be prepared.

TRANSPLANTING VETEBALES (ie: store bought)

  • Handle the plants with care because some can be delicate. These re the store-bought vegetables that may come in flats, pots, or other similar means.
  • An hour before beginning the transplanting, make sure to plentifully water the vegetables and their soil
  • (IF DIVIDING)
    • Divide the plants in such a way that all roots of the now divided veggies have equal amounts of soil from the original root ball. Use a knife. Keep the roots covered with soils at all times, and keep them moist.
  • PLANT VEGGIES AT THE SAME DEPPTH THAT THE VEGGIES WERE GROWING IN, WHEN IN THEIR ORIGINAL CONTAINERS.
  • Tall spindly tomato plants can be planted angles in shallow tenches, and then the trenches covered in soil.
  • Use a starter fertilizer which is high in phosphorous
  • Cover the roots with soil, and then make the soil firm
  • Make sure to protect the veggies from extreme weather

REFERENCE

Vandemark, J.S., Jacobsen, B.J., Randell, R.(2017). University of Illinois Extension: Illinois Vegetable Garden Guide. Retrieved from:

 

http://web.extension.illinois.edu/vegguide/step06.cfm

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