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.