Wednesday, October 18, 2017

30 Sep

How to Grow On & Plant Out Plug Plants!

Our autumn Plug Plants are perfect for those better equipped gardeners amongst you. Our autum Plug Plants will masure approximately 4-8cm from root to tip when you receive them. They are ideal if you have a greenhouse, conservatory or similar to grow them on.

Plug Plants offer you fantastic value and we have a fantastic range for sale. Prices start from just £9.99 for 70 plants + 35 FREE!

We have a fantastic range of your old favourites including Pansies, Primroses, Polyanthus and many more. Click here to view our full range of autumn Plug Plants.

Our customers have brilliant things to say about our Plug Plants - 

Mr Thompson said “I get my flower plug plants every year from Jersey Plants. They are the best money can buy. If you want the best, deal with the best and Jersey Plants are the very best.”

If you’re unsure about how to grow on and plant out your plug plants take a look at our simple step by step processes below:

When your plug plants arrive

1. Our trays hold 180 plants, so when your plants arrive there may be one or two empty cells, however rest assured that you will have received at least, and probably more than the number of plants you ordered.

2. Keep trays indoors in a well-lit, draught free area for 24 hours.

3. If the compost is a little dry, stand the tray in shallow water.  Or spray water lightly over the tray, and then place in a position where there is adequate airflow to dry the excess water from the leaves.

4. Once the compost is moist allow the tray to drain.

5. Any loose compost or a slight yellowing of the leaves is a consequence of the plants being shipped.  This will not affect the condition of the mature plants.

 Growing on

1. Water 1-2 hours prior to planting on.

2. Gently remove the plugs from the tray by pushing up from the bottom using a pencil or something similar.

3. Transfer the plants into small pots or seed trays filled with good multi-purpose compost.

4. Water the plants well once, and then do not water again until the compost is nearly dry or the plants are wilting.

5. Place the plants in a warm well-lit area but out of direct sunlight.

6. Apply a liquid fertiliser after 2-3 weeks.

7. Grow on indoors for 3-4 weeks.

Planting out

1. For Spring Bedding Plants, once the risk of frost has passed your bedding plants can be planted outside.

2. Harden off the plants prior to planting out, by placing the plants outside during the day and bringing in at night for 2 weeks.

3. Water plants 1-2 hours prior to planting out.

4. Once planted water the plants well.

5. To establish the growth of young plants, it is important that you water regularly especially during dry sunny spells and again in late evening.

6. If after planting out there is a risk of frost, cover the plants at night with an old sheet.

 


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