INITIAL PLANT CARE - What to do with your new plants
When you receive your plants, open the box, take the plants out, and put them upright. Thoroughly water your plants as soon as you can. When watering for the first time, ensure you water right into the pot so that the compost is well saturated. Keep your new plants well watered and out of extreme weather conditions, especially during the summer months. If you can, provide them with shade so they are not in full sun. The plants that you receive are young and actively growing. Plant as soon as possible to maximise full growth potential.
REMOVING PLANT FROM TUBE
When you are ready for planting, remove the plant from its pot using the following steps:
1. Squeeze the sides of the tube to loosen the plant from the tube. Don’t pull it out by the stem!.
2. Grip the stem between the sides of your fingers. Slide your hand so your palm touches the pot. Turn the plant upside down.
3. Tap the bottom of the tube with your other hand - or tap the tube rim against a solid object - and carefully slide off the tube.
Please follow these simple steps for best results:
1. Dig a small hole to the depth of the pot.
2. Place your plant in, level with the soil. Fill the hole with soil, press firmly.
3. Water in well with eco-seaweed. Add mulch, to help retain water.
Adding eco-seaweed to the watering can helps to reduce transplant shock and provides nutrients as the plant makes roots.
Continue to water every few days until your plants are well settled in. This usually takes around 12 weeks.
Shade newly-planted tubestock from hot sun to reduce transpiration and help them thrive.
PLANTS IN MESH
Here's what to do with plants in mesh:
Sometimes we ship plants as plug plants, slightly smaller than tubestock. These often have their roots encased in a netting wrap.
This is biodegradable, and will break down in the soil over time. The speed depends on temperature, humidity, and soil pH levels.
Meanwhile the plant's roots can grow through unimpeded. Simply plant your tubestock, netting and all.