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Caring for Your Plantlings™

Congratulations on becoming a new plant parent to these darling little plantlings! We're glad you're here. You'll find everything you need to know about keeping your plants healthy and strong below.

Caring for Your Plantlings™

A photo of plantlings as they will arrive to your, securely packaged.

Congratulations on becoming a new plant parent to these darling little plantlings! We're glad you're here. You'll find everything you need to know about keeping your plants healthy and strong below.

First things first:
your plants need water!

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Water your new plants thoroughly before planting them. They've been on quite the journey in order to get to you and they're looking forward to water and light! You can water them right in their packaging, too.

POT UP YOUR PLANTS

For best results, we suggest that you first mature your plantlings inside of Jiffy Peat Pots. This way, when your plants are ready for their forever homes you can transplant them — pot and all — because the peat container will biodegrade.

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A fern plantling, a basil plantling and an ipomoea marguerite plantling getting potted inside of Jiffy peat pots

Transplant Outdoors

While you wait for the final frost dates to pass in your area, allow your plantlings to continue growing in a sunny, south-facing window. Regularly water and/or fertilize plantlings.

Once your final frost date has passed you can safely transplant your baby plants outdoors. Be sure to water your plants thoroughly before transplanting. Never transplant dry plants.

For best results, we recommend using SUPERthrive Plant Nutrients once a week.

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A young pumpkin plantling that was potted up inside of a peat pot being transplanted outdoors after all danger of frost has passed.

Planting Indoors

If you plan on keeping your plantlings indoors then you will eventually need to transplant them into large pots, planters and/or containers depending on the type of plant.

Please refer to your plantlings product page(s) to see the recommended amount of plant spacing for each variety. Some plantlings are going to need more space than others.

Transplanting plants into containers and planters for indoor growing.

DIRECT OUTDOOR TRANSPLANT

If you wish to transplant your new plantlings directly into your outdoor garden then please be sure to do so ONLY after your final frost date has passed.

Water your plantlings thoroughly and then transplant in well-tilled, weed-free soil. Water thoroughly again after you have finished transplanting and then maintain even moisture until your plants have been established in their forever homes!

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*Use Peat Pots if you cannot immediately transplant outdoors. Allowing your baby plants to mature inside of a peat pot makes for easy transplanting once your final frost has passed.

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*Use Plant Nutrients in order to ensure that your baby plant continues to grow strong and healthy. You can use plant nutrients both before and after transplanting for vigorous growth.

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*Use Indoor Grow Lights to guarantee that your baby and young plants are getting the appropriate amount of sunlight each day, this is especially useful in off-season months.

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