Sunday, May 2, 2010

Another Two Months of Transplanting Time if Your Green Thumb is Itching!

Another Two Months of Transplanting Time if Your Green Thumb is Itching! -   but better to get it done now, while it's cool!  (Ha Ha!)    We have had such heat this year, already, - I wonder if anytime is good this year!    

The only thing that is bad about the heat, is you need to mulch well to protect the roots, and water almost twice a day.    Your newly cut (you do cut them when you dig them out) roots need to stay very moist for at least two months, and a little moist for the rest of the growing season.     If you are not prepared to water once or twice daily, please do not move a plant!   

Now that I have gotten that out of the way, we can move on to learning...      You will need a good shovel, sharp is best, and larger is better also.    It's like trying to stir a full big pot with a little teaspoon - don't bother.    If the item is small, you need just a pot or sheet to carry - but if a larger plant, you will need a wheel barrow.   The other item is TIME.  If you think the job will take one hour, it will take 7 hours.    I am very serious!    It's like painting a room - looks faster than it is!    The only reason I am bringing this up is to prevent you from starting a job you cannot complete, and the plant sits there and dies of thirst.   

If the job can be done on a cloudy or rainy day, that is best.   Sun is a killer, as it dries everything out so quickly.  

1.     Dig your hole where the plant will go before you dig out the plant.    Make sure that it is deeper and wider than the root ball that will come from the plant.  
2.     Pile the soil neatly around the hole, and avoid stepping on that pile of soil.  
3.     Insert your shovel one foot around the small bush ( or 4" for a small plant, or just inside the drip line of a larger bush)  all the way around to make sure that there are no huge roots or rocks to interfere with your removal of the plant.    If it is a large bush, please  feel free to call me for help if you like. 
4.     Dig down and under, slowly and carefully lifting the plant as you go.   This is the time consuming part -  keep digging until it is free the whole way around.
5.     Transport to the new hole.   Measure to make sure that it will have plenty of room- add peat moss or decomposed leaves and mix with the soil in the bottom of the hole.    Make sure that the natural soil line from the original planting is true to the plant in the new hole.   (Don't bury it too deep or shallow!)
6.     Fill the hole with water.
7.     Add the plant, facing a good direction....
8.     Fill soil in around the plant, making a moat about a foot out from the trunk.    Fill with water.     
9.     Keep watering for the rest of the growing season.  If the soil looks dry, add water,  If there are continuous days of rain, relax.   
10.   Congratulations!!!!!!!!   This is the most fun part of gardening.  If you remember to water, you will have the reward of a wonderful plant where you want it. 

Another Two Months of Transplanting Time if Your Green Thumb is Itching! 

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