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West Yorkshire
Apr 25, 2018 4:33 AM CST
How long can you keep plants in their garden centre container (Small Pots) before transplanting in to the garden soils?
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West Yorkshire
Apr 25, 2018 4:35 AM CST
After purchasing bedding plants from the garden centre. How long can you keep them in the greenhouse before transplanting them in to the garden soils?
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Apr 25, 2018 4:48 AM CST
Plant them ASAP. The sooner you plant them, the quicker that they can get growing.
There is a brief period of slow growth and adjustment by each plant I would imagine, but buying them and leaving them in those small packs, sooner or later has to adversely effect them.
But a week or ten days wouldn't hurt them too much.
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West Yorkshire
Apr 25, 2018 5:28 AM CST
Thanks for your help. One other point, the plants have what appears to be "Binding" around the soil which moulds the compost. Should this be loosened or, clipped away?
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