After 2 weeks on your countertop, the seedlings in your plantable pots will be ready to be moved into the garden to continue growing - this transition into a larger home is called transplanting! See below for a full guide on how to add your transplants to the garden!
First thing’s first - select where your seedlings will be moved to. Your seedlings can be added directly to your backyard garden, or to a container like a raised bed or large planter pot. Our Fabric Raised Garden Bed is an excellent home for your seedlings - check it out! Make sure that your seedlings are placed where they’ll receive day-long sunshine (at least 8 hours).
Before transplanting, water your plants thoroughly in their plantable pots, and add water to the soil in your garden, raised bed, or planter pot. This ensures your plants have enough moisture to thrive in their new home right from the start.
Dig holes in the soil for each of your transplants. Each hole should be slightly wider and deeper than the size of your transplants.
Using gardening shears or scissors, cut open the bottom 1” of your plantable pots and expose the plant roots. While the whole pot is plantable, this is done to remove any barriers for your roots to take hold of the new soil in the garden. This speeds up the transplant acclimation and the continued growth of your seedling! The removed part of the pot can be buried in the garden along with your transplant, or added to your compost bin.
Add your transplants to their pre-dug holes, cover with surrounding soil, and gently press down to firm the soil around your plant.
Use a watering can with a gentle spray nozzle to thoroughly soak the soil. If you’re using a container or our Fabric Raised Bed, water will drain out of the bottom as needed.