The cold weather transplants are in! From Forest Garden Farm in Maple City, Linda Grigg grows the finest organic transplants that are healthy and ready to plant in your garden. Linda uses organic seeds and growing medium for all her transplants. Currently we have only COLD weather plants such as broccoli, cabbage, kale, etc. As the weather warms up we will stock plants like tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, etc.
Happy organic gardening!
Tips for transplanting
- About a week before transplanting, set the seedlings outside in shade and protected from wind for a few hours each day. Gradually increase their exposure to full sun. This will get them better accustomed to the outdoors. But be sure to keep the soil moist at all times during the hardening-off period.
- Loosen and aerate your soil before planting. Add any amendments before planting, such as humus, bonemeal, or additional soil, etc..
- If possible, transplant on an overcast day so the plants aren’t as shocked.
- Water the seedlings thoroughly after planting. If it’s very dry or hot, add a layer of mulch to help keep them from drying out. Keep a close eye on them until they get established. Keep them well watered but not soggy.