If you are starting your garden from seeds you grew or from plants purchased at a garden center, they all need to be transplanted. Before transplanting into your outdoor garden, wait until the possible threat of frost has passed. Knowing how to get your plants used to the outdoor weather, what time of the day to transplant and when to plant seedlings will help you become a successful planter and gardener.
You can harm and even kill plants by transplanting the plants outdoors right away. You can take your plants outside for a short period of time each day to avoid harming the plants. Start with about fifteen minutes the first day and increase by about an hour each day until they are outside for at least eight hours. Do not leave them in direct sunlight since they are still too fragile and not used to it yet.
Afternoons with a cool cloudy overcast are the best times to transplant your plants. Let your plants soak in plant food for about a half an hour before you transplant to avoid shocking them. Water the soil in your garden before transplanting.
Transplant all plants when they are still small. If you grew from seedlings they should be about six to eight weeks old and about six inches tall before you transplant them. Dig a hole large enough to give the roots room so they will not be crowded. Place the plant in the hole and fill in soil around the plants, then water.
Knowing how to get your plants used to the outdoor weather, what time of the day to transplant and when to plant seedlings are all important parts of outdoor planting. With these helpful tips your garden has to potential to become a success!