So you’ve carefully planned a couple of gardens for your yard selecting flower seeds, vegetable seeds and garden accessories from free seed catalogs and the nursery down the road.
You’ve carefully and skilfully started your flower and vegetable seeds to produce small leaves and the seedlings have been hardened off (prepared for their stay outdoors), you are finally ready to transplant your seedlings.
Transplanting your flower and vegetable seeds is an exciting time as your garden is finally starting to take shape. The following transplanting tips can be useful and include; there is no need to rush outdoors especially if flower and vegetable seeds cannot withstand frost, you’ll want to wait until all danger of frost has passed; plan your garden by taking into account plant sizes, heights and companion gardening; water both ground outside and flower and vegetables seeds plants before transplanting to avoid transplant shock; it’s preferable to transplant on a cloudy day, so strong sun won’t wilt your seedlings; dig hole twice the size of root ball and put transplant into hole so root ball can be covered with a quarter inch of soil; press soil firmly around roots; water immediately after and every day for first week.
Transplanting your flower and vegetable seeds is the last big step to starting your garden, now with help from your garden accessories, fertilizer and mulching you will be able to maintain and watch your garden grow.