Video: You Can Transplant Cut Flowers—Here’s How
In this clip from the Foundations for Growing Cut Flowers class, Kelly from Team Flower and Kathleen from Primrose Hill Flower Co. are providing a hands-on example of transplanting your seedlings. You’ll want to be sure you have healthy balanced soil that crumbles in your hands.
A common misconception in transplanting is the idea that the roots cannot be disturbed. In fact, it’s the exact opposite! The goal is for the roots to reach down and out in the soil, so loosening them up before planting is key. This also allows air to circulate through the roots and keeps them from tangling around one another.
How to Transplant Flowers
Place your palm over the plant to provide support, and tip the cell upside down. Give it a little shake, and the soil cell should come right out.
Loosen the roots.
Using either a garden tool or your hand, create a small hole for your seedling.
Place the seedling in the hole - covering it to where the stem meets the root. (Ideally, you want this spot to be a bit below soil level.)
Pack the soil around the plant creating a bit of a well for water to rest in.
Next, water your seedlings! You want the water to pour out like a tea kettle (not as a sprinkle). There’s no benefit to watering the foliage, so be sure you water the plant in a circular motion around the seedling.
If your plant is wilting after transplanting it, but you've already watered it, don't panic! Don't water more, just provide some shade.