Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Are you having trouble transplanting seedlings?

Recently, I received a question at Mary's Heirloom Seeds and I think it would be great to share.

I am always happy to answer gardening or seed questions (even if you bought seeds elsewhere).  If I don't know the answer I'll look it up!

Comment:
I've been trying to grow from seeds & they sprout fine, but, then when I replant they have been dying. Don't know what I'm doing wrong, might give these seeds a try, but, still have some left of ones I've bought.
Would appreciate any advice.  Thank u for ur time.

Response:
Thank you for your interest in Mary's Heirloom Seeds.  There are several factors to consider if your seedlings are dying after being transplanted.

Water:  Are you watering enough or too much?

Soil:  How is the quality of your soil?  Are you growing in containers or in-ground and is the soil compacted or does it have good drainage?

Roots:  Are the delicate roots being disturbed when they are transplanted?

Soil should be kept moist but not constantly soaked or puddled.  Certain plants like nutrient dense soil, others like light and airy soil.  When transplanting it is important to disturb the roots as little as possible.  For this I plant seeds in Peat Pellets.

You can read about it here:

If you have any question please feel free to ask.

-Mary

6 comments:

Hubba said...

This summer we need to plan a little garden. I'm a new follower from a blog hop, I would love if you followed me as well! www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

mary_smith said...

Glad to have you at Back to the Basics and I'm your new follower!
I've got a bunch of great resources for DIY garden projects and growing from seeds instruction.

jill said...

Wonderful blog Mary. Lots of great tips. We are leasing for the next year or two, so we can not dig in the ground. I love your tips on planting in containers.

blessings, jilly

Betsy @ Romance on a Dime said...

These are some great tips to know. Thanks for sharing this link at Romance on a dime!!

Diane said...

Great tips! My transplants are doing really great this year. Thanks so much for linking up at The Gathering Spot! I'm a new follower!

Sarah @ Natures Nurture said...

Thanks for sharing these awesome tips on Tiny Tip Tuesday! Thankfully we've had pretty good luck with our transplants this year, but there were a few years I remember that I had the same experience as the your reader and wish I'd known these things back then :)