Posts Tagged ‘potting on’

New Weekly Project

If you grew some crops for last weeks project, they will probably be large by now, which means it is a good idea to prick them out / pot them on depending on how you grew them. If they are not, wait until they are large enough to handle first.

Potting On

After your plants have grown, they may need to be potted on. This should be done when the plants are too large for their current pot. I use biodegradable pots so I do not have to struggle to remove plants, but if you are using normal pots, hold the plant by a leaf (if it is small) or a branch/stem if it is larger. Get help if the plant is very large.

Firstly, you should fill your chosen new pot about half full with good quality soil or compost, and then water slightly. You then place your plant on the compost and fill around the edges. If your plant is too large to be potted on this way, you should put less soil in to start with.

Then, check that the plant is watered regularly, but not allowed to flood.