General - Planting Growing instructions for your plants. 

General - Planting Growing instructions for your plants. 

Container gardening and planting outdoors in your garden.

To get Your plants off to a good start it is best to plant the same day they arrive.

You should have on hand suitable potting soil ready to put in your container before your plants arrive.There are several good premixed commercial potting soils available.Your plants should do well in a good general-purpose potting mix. The majority of plants do best in a 'pH' of about 6.5. Planting into containers is essentially the same as your garden. (I would suggest get the largest container you can safely manage 10 to 15 inch and the pot doesn't have to be very deep for herb plants) Fill your container with your potting soil, (For Bay Laurel (Laurus) plants one(1) to a container) prepare suitable hole in the center of your container, ( You can plant several mint plants in one large pot) but put only 1 plant in 6 inch pots. ( Handle plants carefully to keep from injuring them.) remove the plastic wrapping and the damp paper towel from the roots, place the plant in the hole, spread roots and work soil among roots. Water well as you put soil around the plant firming the soil as you go. Don't forgot to keep the soil moist until the plant is established. City dwellers can grow most plants in patio, porch or balcony. Select pots or planters with adequate drainage holes. Generally, if a plant will grow in the garden, it will grow in a pot/tub. All transplants will experience some shock and will need time to adjust after you pot them.With the proper care your plants should fully recuperate in a few weeks. Indoor plants will need essentially the same conditions as plants grown outdoors - plant food, sunlight and water in well-drained soil.

 Acclimate your plants to their new location

Protect from direct sun and damaging winds.until plants are stable On the first day, place your containers outside in a partly sunny location away from damaging winds for just a few hours.For the next five days, set your plants in the sun, extending their time outside a little more each day. Remember to bring them back indoors in the afternoon or evening, especially if (below freezing )

 Watering your plants

Avoid overwatering. Don't drench plants- avoid getting roots soggy, herbs don't like to sit in wet soil. Determining how often to water your plant depends on the season, the plant, ambient humidity, air movement, exposure to the sun, and temperature. In general, plants should be watered before they get completely dry, but not so often that the soil stays soggy.

 Feeding your plants- -(fertilizing)

Plants confined to pots need more attention. Feed your plants quality timed release fertilizer or organic fertilizers of your choice. Feeding about every 30 to 60 days. Follow mfg. directions with the type of plant food you choose to use . Best to feed plants only during periods of active growth. Do not over feed your plants. Herbs, like vegetables can grow faster than they can produce flavor/scent, and too much fertilizer makes them grow too fast, rendering them flavorless

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