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Care of your young plants - Seedlings & Plugs

Baby Plants - Seedlings

GIVING YOUR `BABIES' A MIRACLE GRO START
NO 1 - BABY PLANTS - SEEDLINGS

INTIAL CARE:
1. Always make sure that the compost your Seedlings are in is moist, but never over wet.
2. When you get them home, keep the pots in a light, frost free position - if this is a window sill turn the pots around once a day to avoid lopsided plants. And at night if it is going to be very cold take the pots away from the window sill.
TRANSPLANTING:
3. When your seedlings have 2 true leaves and are gowing well its time to 'pot them on' into a slightly stronger compost.
4. Fill a transplanting tray with the multipurpose compost. Do not firm this down or water at this point.
5. Tease the young Seedlings apart after knocking them out in the compost. The longer you leave them the more difficult this becomes as the roots will be all interlocked. When you are handling the young plants always pick them by one of the true leaves and not the stem or roots.
6. Dibble a hole in the centre of each of the pack units and with the dabber ease the roots of the seedlings into the hole. Gently push the compost back around the plants, but do not over firm them.
7. When the trays are filled and planted lightly water-in the seedlings and then place them in the propagator or back on the window sill.
WATERING:
Initially only water them when the compost surface is dry and only increase the frequency as the seedlings start to grow away. Feed at least once a week initially and increase to twice a week once the plants have established. Feed with Miracle Gro Plant Food with
Trace Elements for excellent results.

Produced in association with: Baby plants UK Ltd


Baby Plants - Plugs

GIVING YOUR `BABIES' A MIRACLE GRO START
NO 2 - BABY PLANTS - PLUGS

INITIAL CARE:
1. Always make sure that the compost your 'Babies' are in is moist, but never over wet.
2. When you get them home, keep the pots in a light, frost free position - if this is a window sill turn the pots around once a day to avoid lopsided plants. At night if it is going to be very cold take the pots away from the window sill.
POTTING - ON:
3. When you are ready the 'Baby' plants should be potted into fresh compost in a bigger pot of tray before they are potted into their final container, tub or basket.
4. Fill the container or pot with a suitable compost such as Multipurpose compost. Do not firm this down or water at this point.5. Note the existing mesh pot around the 'Baby' plant should not be removed before transplanting. Only solid sided pots should be removed.
6. Make a hole in the centre of the compost and transplant the 'Baby' plant into it. Do not firm the compost around the plants at this point.
7. When the plants have all been transplanted place containers on a flat surface and water the plants into the compost. No further watering should then be applied until the plants have rooted to the sides of the new containers or the surface of the new compost really appears to be drying out.
8. Once the plants have established into the new compost then they should be fed and watered regularly - at least once a week in the early part of the season and then more frequently as they continue to establish with Miracle Gro 15-30-15 Plant Food with Trace Elements for excellent results.

Produced in association with: Baby plants UK Ltd

I hope you find these information sheets helpful as a basic guide.


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