Plant sale tips

Thu. Jun. 16, 2016

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Wahoo, plant sale time already!  And we’ve only just begun…

Maybe I’m a little out of control!  Here are some tips for touring the plant sales:

  • buy healthy stock
  • check the roots, if you can.  Pull the plant, gently, out of it’s container and check for yellowed or mushy roots.  If you see that, put the plant back and tell the nursery.  They don’t want to sell plants that will fail on you
  • look for insect damage as well
  • leaves should be healthy, if you see a few yellowed leaves, don’t worry about it but don’t buy a dying plant
  • make the nursery your last stop of the day.
  • plant your purchases asap.
  • give them extra tlc by digging the hole twice as wide and spreading those roots out.  If the roots are wrapped around itself, loosen them.
  • Water your purchase while in the hole before you start adding more soil

plant sale purchase 2016

My plant sale purchases!  As always, I carry plastic sheets to place my precious cargo on!!  😉  Here’s the Gerbera Daisy’s home… the pot is an old steel bucket.

Gerbera daisy 2016

And some other purchases just newly planted…

other purchases

 

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