Gardening Tips-Transplanting

–  Water the plant 1 hour prior to transplanting, this will prevent the earth from falling apart, and the plant to come out with the whole root ball intact with the earth.

–  Give the bottom of the container a good whack with the palm of your hand to loosen the bottom, once an air pocket at the bottom is created the plant should slip out easily.

–  I’ve noticed during transplanting, that plants that were sprinkled lightly with a bit of cinnamon prior, to help kill off fungus, not only assisted to minimize fungus gnats by depriving them of their food supply, the earth seemed to be healthier, less likely to have other bugs, and the plants more robust and full. I would recommend this, but caution to do small tests to see if some plants may react adversely.

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