Peat Pellet Transplanting - Knowledgebase Question

Murrysville, Pe
Question by kldcdr
May 4, 2009
If we started tomato and pepper plants indoors from seed using peat pellets, can they stay there until they're ready to transplant outside, or do we need to transplant the peat pellet to a larger indoor pot as an in-between step? They're about 4

Answer from NGA
May 4, 2009


I would carefully transplant the plants because within another week or two, they will outgrow the peat pellets. If yours has netting to hold it together, carefully snip the netting down one side and across the bottom, then plant into a larger container filled with moistened potting soil. As you set the peat pellet into the new potting soil gently pull the netting away from the other side of the pellet. If your pellets do not have netting holding them together, just set the pellet into the new container. Your tomato plants will thank you for the extra root room!

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