How to transplant a plant

How to transplant a plant: from tall trees to bushy plants. Here are the instructions for repotting or transplanting in the garden.

The young seedlings both when purchased in polystyrene and when grown in a seedbed, need to be "planted out ",placed in the ground or in larger containers to complete the vegetative cycle. In this article we will seehow to transplant a plantfrom a jar, from a seedbed or how to move it from one place in the garden to another. We will also see how to carry out the planting of a big tree you hate tall trees.

When to transplant a plant

The best time for transplantation?
Unlike sowing, the period does not change according to the species!

Unlike sowing, thetransplantit can be carried out at any time of the year in the case of trees and shrubs, or, in the period provided for cultivation in the case of transplant in the garden.

In the case of stripping plants or tall trees that lose their leaves, it is advisable to continue in autumn, when the plant has already started vegetative rest, so as not to stress it.

It is generally not recommended to run thetransplantor therepottingin too cold or too hot periods, so for any plant from repot or transplant in the garden, the best time is in autumn or early spring.

The only precaution to follow lies in choosing the "new home". Pay attention to the characteristics of the soil, sun exposure and the space needed to make the plant to be transplanted. The characteristics of the place where the planting will take place must respect the needs of the plant in order to limit the stress associated with the operation.

Can a flowering plant be decanted?

Yes, but you shouldn't be surprised if the plant loses all its flowers. When you do atransplantor arepotting, subject the plant to a very high stress load. For this reason, if it is a flowering plant, you risk seeing the flowers fall.

It is not uncommon, in fact, that the plant, following a repotting or transplant in the garden, can also lose its leaves. Do not worry, it is a momentary reaction to stress, as soon as the plant is able to adapt to the new conditions it will produce new shoots (leaves, flowers…).

How to transplant a plant or small sapling

In this paragraph we will talk about small plants, shrubs, herbaceous or saplings. From basil to repotting a succulent plant, to planting tomatoes or cherry laurel…!

-Thetransplantfrom seedbed
Those who have sprouted a plant in their seedbed will have more difficulty operating thetransplant: the extraction must be carried out gently and in order not to damage the roots of the plant, it will be necessary to wet the soil. Grab the seedling by the collar, lift it carefully and pull it out of the wet ground.

-Thetransplantfrom pot to garden
Those who have purchased polystyrene or jar plants will be facilitated in the operation oftransplant: the plant purchased in a "tray" incorporates a certain amount of fertilizer in the soil, so it is not advisable to add it again, just remove the old container and bury the plant with all the earthen bread.

If you want to plant a fruit tree purchased in pots, you can follow the instructions:like planting a fruit tree.

How to transplant plants in the vegetable garden

When the plants are very numerous, as often happens in the cultivation of the vegetable garden or in creating a denser flowerbed, you can use specific tools.

There are tools on the market that can facilitate thetransplant, these are thin scoops that allow you to take the plant - including the root system - from the seedbed and place it in the new home, this scoop can be easily replaced by a kitchen spoon. Another tool is thetransplanter, an accessory with handle and conical and pointed end that allows you to drill deep holes with a limited diameter, in these holes the seedlings with bread of earth must be housed. Also in this case it is possible to use cylindrical objects of common use such as an old uniPosca!

TO "this Amazon address"You can get an idea of ​​how a transplanter is made. This tool costs a few euros, however it can easily be replaced with makeshift tools for drilling into the ground.

How to plant vegetables and greens in the garden

To transplant a plant in the ground, for the practice of garden cultivation, you need to:

  • Prepare a straight furrow (to trace a straight furrow two poles are planted at two opposite ends, on the same straight line, the poles must be joined by a string that will refer to the track of the hoe).
  • Arrange the seedlings inside the only at an adequate distance, place the seedlings on the ground.
  • At the predetermined point - where you have placed the seedling - make a hole with the transplanter and insert the seedling into the resulting hole.
  • Stabilize the seedling by compacting the soil around the collar. Help yourself with your hands trying to keep the ground level constant inside the furrow so as not to obstruct the water when irrigating.
  • Water little and daily.

How to transplant a large plant

When you wanttransplant a treeor a plant already "mature ", it will be necessary to pay attention to the root system: the roots are often intertwined, so it will be convenient to dissolve them before placing them in a hole of adequate size.

A tall tree or more mature trees generally have a very dense root system. In this case the difficulty lies not so much in the planting as in theuprootingand the ability to move the plant. Tall trees must be transplanted by professional teams who can make use of experience and good dexterity.

Fortransplant a large treein fact, no special equipment is required, with the exception, at the time of excavation, of machines capable of moving the ground. As stated, the difficult thing to move a tree is to uproot the plant from its old home. Much easier, however, to repot a large tree! For more information and detailed instructions:how to move a plant.

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